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Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia)

Water Hyacinth, is a free floating aquatic plants rather easy to grow. It is native to tropical and in South America. They have feathery roots and beautiful rounded leaves.

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Purple Water Hyacinth Blossom

Each spike carries several flowers. In the right environment it grows profusely and rapidly. I grew them in a tub on a roof garden and before you knew they would feel the tub.

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In natural environments it is treated as a invasive plants, it can rapidly take over a body of water specially with abundance of nutrients.

Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth

However the plant also has many benefits. It has  strong tolerance for toxins and is used in waste waters to clear toxins such as cyanide, arsenic and is known to increase nitrification.

About Dino Bernardi

I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I would read about plants and started gardening and managing a large garden in my teen years planting and growing a variety of plants, flowers and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning and seeing new and old specimens and varieties of plants.

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