How to grow Water hyacinth

Water hyacinth growing 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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Requirements for 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 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

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Ornamental parts

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