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Water Hyacinth
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Water Hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Color Form Purple, Yellow
Water Conditions 70-80° F, pH 6.5-7.5
Max. Size 1'
Origin Farm Raised
Family Pontederiaceae
Lighting High
Propagation Stolons
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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"

Customer Testimonials

Lori Martina Miamisburg , OH

The Water Hyacinth has worked well for us. I like the flowers and it gives the Koi something to eat besides my lilies.
Diane Martin Upperco , MD
I ordered these water hyacinths last year from you. I was amazed at how healthy they were when they arrived and how quickly they multiplied. I had bought these before at our local pond and garden center, your plants are far superior in quality and the price was even more reasonable. I plan on buying them again this year from you.
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