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 located in Portland, Oregon.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 28th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…
January 28th, 2023
Portland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to increase by 46.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.1 megajoules of energy per m2 …
January 27th, 2023
This month, Portland is getting an average of 7.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 13.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of day…
Eichhornia crassipes love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Portland, Oregon ⛅.
Eichhornia crassipes does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
January 24th, 2023
The growing potential in Portland is very low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to…