Browning Water Hyacinth - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by bspott
August 19, 2000
Water ponds: My water hyacinths are slowly turning brown
from the center out. They have been in the new pond for about four weeks. The pond was treated with a pond prep powder before the plants and fish were introduced. The rest of the plants and fish are fine. The water temp is in the 70's to 80's currently.

Answer from NGA
August 19, 2000
Water hyacinths tend to need a very fertile environment along with full sun and warm water to do their best. Often, a new pond is too "clean" to supply enough nutrients for this plant. You might try planting the roots in a pot of ordinary garden soil (and elevating the pot to keep them at the surface) and possibly add a lily tab and see if that helps. Growing them in a container also makes it easier to bring one inside to overwinter if that is something you want to try to do.

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