Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia)

Water Hyacinth, is a free-floating aquatic plant 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 an invasive plant, it can rapidly take over a body of water especially 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 wastewaters to clear toxins such as cyanide, arsenic and is known to increase nitrification.

About Dino

I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.

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