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Home > Pond Plants > Floating Plants > Water Hyacinth
Water Hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes)
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Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Aggressive
Lighting: High
Water Conditions: 70-80° F, pH 6.5-7.5
Propagation: Stolons
Max. Size: 1'
Color Form: Purple, Yellow
Origin: Farm Raised
Family: Pontederiaceae

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Water Hyacinth bears leathery foliage that creeps across the surface of the pond. The foliage helps to provide shade and the roots provide filtration, a spawning area for the pond fish, and absorb excess nutrients from the water, helping to reduce algae. It also is an excellent water clarifier. The delicate, purple flowers have a yellow "eye" on one petal, last approximately one day, but bloom throughout the season, and add a pleasing splash of color to the pond. The flowers grow on 6-inch stems at the center of a rosette of glossy bulb-like leaves. These leaves will gather air in pockets and keep the plant afloat. Reaches height of 6-12".

Because the Water Hyacinth has a tropical nature, it will require heat and full sun to thrive and flower. Yellowish leaves are a sign of insufficient nutrients in the water; move plants with yellowing leaving to an alternate area and add plant food to their water, rotating with plants left in the pond. A vigorous reproducer, it can quickly take over the water garden. Remove excess plants to help prevent this from happening. Zones 9-11.

Approximate Purchase Size: 6" to 8"


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PL - Water Hyacinth (single) - Floating Plant
  SA-11803,  $ 3.99
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  SA-11281,  $ 36.99
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