Water Hyacinth

Botanical Name:
Eichhornia crassipes

Water Hyacinth / Eichhornia crassipes
Water Hyacinth / Eichhornia crassipes
Item# floaterEichhornia

Product Description

Make sure your water temperature is at least 60 degrees before adding to the pond

Can not be shipped to AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, ID, IL (City of Chicago), LA, MS, NE, PR, SC, TX, WI.

Description Delicate flowers that usually last only a day, grace this plant with bluish to lilac blooms marked with yellow peacock center eyes on 6 in. spikes at the center of a rosette of glossy green, bulbous leaves.  Air pockets in the bulbous areas keep the plant afloat.  Long thick black roots trail to provide spawning and hiding places for fish.  Another benefit is the nutrient absorbing qualities of the plant.  Good for placement in the pond early as possible to get ahead of the algae.  Typical to tropicals it requires heat and sunlight to flourish and bloom.  A vigorous reproducer, you will need to thin out older plants. Will not winter over in most climates unless brought indoors to ample light and warm water above 70 degrees.