Continent: Pan Tropic
Region: Pan Tropic
Country of origin:
Height: 5-30+ cm
Width: 6-25+ cm
Light requirements: high-very high
Temperature: 15-30 °C
Hardness tolerance: very soft-hard
pH tolerance: 5,5-9
Eichhornia crassipes, ''Water hyacinth'', is a distinctive floating
plant that is suitable for indoor ponds and large open aquariums. It is also
used as a summer plant in European garden ponds. Its size depends on the
nutrients in the water and the light intensity. In open aquariums containing
pure water it forms decorative miniature plants. It is now distributed all over
the tropics and has become a menace, covering lake surfaces. In favourable
conditions it forms an amazingly beautiful hyacinth-like flower.
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