How to grow Water hyacinth

Water hyacinth grow and care – leaf plant of the genus Eichhornia also known as Eichhornia crassipes, Water hyacinth perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics mediterranean or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+

Leaves color oval in the base of the leaf there is stem that look like little ball

Water hyacinth flower

Flower color purple with six petals in the top petal there is also dark purple and yellow with stripes

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How to grow Water hyacinth growing and care:


What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive, aggressive

Planting season:
Spring, in the tropic all year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Old leaves

Size of the plant?
10-30 cm, 4-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes (full of water)

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Purple flowers with six petals in the top petal there is also dark purple and yellow with stripes

Scientific name:

Eichhornia crassipes

How to grow Water hyacinth

Water hyacinth plant care

Growing Water hyacinth plant

Water hyacinth plant care

Water hyacinth flower

Water hyacinth plants


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Ornamental plants
  • Water plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13