eichornia (aquatic hyacinth) / eichornia
Refers to the Pontoderia family. Fatherland is South America.
General description : Eichornia is bred in swimming pools, usually in separate ones, without fish. The pool is forced to be wide enough, but you need to pour about half the water. Eichornia is appreciated for beautiful pink-lilac flowers with a dark speck on one of the petals. But even if the plant does not blossom in any way, it looks quite impressive. The rounded leaves of the eichhorn are collected in a rosette floating on the surface of the water. Beautiful are similarly pubescent, threadlike roots of dark-lilac color. Blossoms ayhorniya in the summer, throwing a long flower stem from the center of the rosette.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Eichornia:
Illumination : photophilous, requires direct sunlight. In winter, additional artificial lighting with fluorescent lamps is needed.
Temperature regime : Eichornia adores heat, optimally 25-27 ° C, during the flowering period a couple degrees more, at least 22 ° C. Ventilate the room is only necessary when the pool is closed by a glass, eyhornia is afraid of drafts and temperature drop.
Breeding : Department of daughter shoots in summer. Eichornia easily grows in water and in aquariums.
eichornia (aquatic hyacinth) - eichornia