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#1 User is offline   shamrock 

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 02:53 PM

three of my recently acquired water hyacinth plants bloomed today! lovely flowers so am feeling quite happy.
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Posted 23 August 2005 - 03:00 PM

Shamrock,

You got them in bud or u grew from bulbs?

Post a pic!

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 03:12 PM

OPPS! I saw wrongly. I thought that was HYACINTH, minus the water! :hammer:

Paiseh,

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 03:12 PM

these are water hyacinths, not grape hyacinths - the water plants were medium sized with no buds when i got them. now there are 5 buds on each - there can be more i know, but this is a start.

(tried growing grape hyacinth bulbs once and failed miserably)
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Posted 23 August 2005 - 05:25 PM

don't let them escape, otherwise we'll see waterways in Peninsular with them , then we know HAHAHAHa :evil: But the flowers are pretty aren't they! I think they're edible- don't the giant guinea pig looking animals eat them in Sth America, which in turn are then eaten by the green anacondas... (paiseh, forgot the name of the creature...)
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Posted 23 August 2005 - 06:03 PM

ive always wanted a capybara but think they'll get real stinky and they need to eat a whole lot of food. anyway, pertaining the water hyacinth, world farm i think has a pot of the rarer one...the peacock hycinth azurea i think. that one is more caulescent.
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 01:33 PM

jamal said:

Capybara, Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris; many Thai farmers were duped into farming them by ingenious middlemen who promised them top prices for hides, oil, meat, etc...


what happened then? Meat not nice? Or destructive to the lands?
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Posted 26 August 2005 - 01:07 PM

how is it that hyacinth buds seem to appear almost overnight?
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Posted 19 September 2005 - 12:53 PM

Can we indoor gardeners grow water hyacinths?

I once grew mine it just fell apart and melted away - lack of light?

The place actually received 6hr of direct sunlight!

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 01:48 PM

I would steer clear from this plant in view of the current dengue problem. The roots are fav hiding and feeding places for mozzie larvae, and the floating plant even enables some mozzies a foothold while laying their eggs!
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Posted 29 November 2005 - 03:54 PM

here's a picture of the blooms on my plant. they don't last long though.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/shamrockv/IMG_2749.jpg
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Posted 29 November 2005 - 04:24 PM

I like the yellow spot that is surrounded by the light blue halo! So cool!
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Posted 29 November 2005 - 04:31 PM

my water hyacinth didn't do well. The leaves all turned yellow and they died very quickly. How much sun does yours get?
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Posted 29 November 2005 - 04:54 PM

I used to grow it in a small pail with some soil at the bottom when I was in primary school. The plant likes it so much that the roots grew into the soil. However, it was eaten by my tortoise in a few occasions leaving only the root stump that I finally gave up my water hyacinth hobby. :cry:
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 02:12 PM

half a day of sun should do. that's what mine gets.
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 08:15 AM

Hi,

I think I got this water hyacinths but it never bloom so far though it grow quite rapidly. Mine is floating on the goldfish outdoor tank with full sunlight espoxure. Any advice to share?
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:51 PM

water hyacinths can be weeds if their growth isnt controlled well
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