About Eichhornia crassipes
Eichhornia crassipes is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Eichhornia crassipes likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Eichhornia crassipes belongs to the Pontederia genus, and is native to South Tropical America.
Also known as
Eichhornia crassipes, Water Hyacinth, common water hyacinth, Pontederia, Oshunae and Eichhornia crassipes
How to care for Eichhornia crassipes
Eichhornia crassipes needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Eichhornia crassipes love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Eichhornia crassipes does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Eichhornia crassipes after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.