Water hyacinths turn every garden pond into an eye-catcher. And the best? They can even be multiplied with ease. Don't have enough? Let's go.Water hyacinths mainly reproduce themselves The water hyacinth is one of the exotic pond plants. The steel blue to light purple flowers are particularly impressive. They let every garden pond shine in shine.
Do you like the magical flowers and would you like to see more in your pond? No problem. The water hyacinth does a lot of the work for you. It mainly multiplies itself through your foothills. That is why it is so important that you trim the plant regularly, as the pond will soon become overgrown and other aquatic plants will be displaced.
Water hyacinth sprouts
As soon as the water in the pond is above 18 ° C, the water hyacinth forms shoots. Within a few days, the shoots grow sideways so that they are easy to see. New shoots emerge from May to October. Young plants grow from the shoots. Now all you have to do is separate the new plantlets. In good conditions, the young plants quickly reach the same size as the mother plant.
With a little luck: the water hyacinth forms seeds
The water hyacinth is characterized by beautiful flowers. Unfortunately, it rarely forms seed bodies. If you rarely find seeds, you can of course use the seed pods. This is particularly useful if you cannot safely overwinter the plant.
You can also use it to stock up on a small supply - the seeds can germinate for up to ten years. Collect the round seed pods from the water hyacinth or fish them out of the water. Let it dry well and keep it dry, then the seeds will remain fertile for a long time.
If you want to use the seeds, just put them in a jar of water. The water temperature is optimal when it is between 18 and 25 degrees. The seeds also need a lot of light to germinate quickly. It usually only takes a few days to break up. Only older seeds can take longer. After about three to four weeks you will have plants that you can put in the pond. If you have an aquarium, you can add the seeds directly, the conditions are optimal here.
Optimal environment for the water hyacinth
The floating plant feels most comfortable in stagnant waters. It is well suited for ponds and aquariums. Here you can simply place the newly formed young plants on the water surface, because the water hyacinth is not planted directly. It develops sponge-like, air-filled floats that help it to stay on the surface of the water. Some of these floats also grow down.
If you want to keep the plant at a certain point in a large pond, you can weight these parts on the bottom of the pond with stones.