$7.99 – $103.99This item will be released May 15, 2023.
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FLOATING BEAUTY! Most popular floating pond plant; perfect for beginners! Glossy, succulent green leaves float beautifully on the water’s surface! Experience sporadic bursts of gorgeous lilac blooms!
FAST GROWING & EASY CARE! Simply toss your bare root hyacinths right into water to watch them grow & thrive! No messy soil & no planting!
NATURAL FILTRATION! Incredible floating root systems increase natural filtration! Improves the health of your pond’s ecosystem!
PROTECT YOUR PRIZED FISH! Floating plant cover is vital for protecting your precious koi & goldfish from predators! Plants spread quickly, providing life-saving shelter & shade for beloved outdoor pets!
100% QUALITY GUARANTEED! We grow and ship our plants with expert care! Your plant is guaranteed to arrive alive & healthy!
FLOATER FAST FACTS!
Common name: Water hyacinth
Botanical name: Eichhornia crassipes
Bloom color: Purple
Bloom time: Sporadic in summer
Plant height: <1 foot
Plant spread: Spreading habit
Light requirements: Full sun to part shade
USDA hardiness zones: 9-11
Cannot be shipped to: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, IL, FL, LA, MN, MS, NE, PR, SC, TX, WI
POND PLANT BIO:
Water hyacinths are beautiful, fast-growing plants that float on the water’s surface! They feature thick, glossy green foliage and occasionally bloom with 6 inch spikes of gorgeous lilac flowers! Incredible floating root systems increase natural filtration & oxygenate water! Floaters provide much-needed shelter & shade, resulting in improved water quality & ecosystem health. You may even find your pond fish eating the floating roots as a nutritious snack or using them as a safe spawning site! Simply toss your water hyacinths into the pond with roots facing down; no planting necessary, and they will propagate quickly! Water hyacinth is the most popular floating plant for so many reasons!
Note: Be sure to use dechlorinated water for your floating plants. Never dispose of unwanted floating plants into natural bodies of water, as they can interfere with ecosystems. If you wish to remove some from your pond, simply pull them out & throw them straight into the compost bin or trash!