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    Thread: Video: How to Overwinter Water Hyacinth

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      Video: How to Overwinter Water Hyacinth

      Water hyacinth are super cheap plants but I always felt bad discarding them at the end of a season and losing all the awesome growth I achieved over the summer. I'm always super impatient to get the water gardens rolling in the spring and I hate to wait for the vendors to get their plants listed. So, I finally found out how to overwinter water hyacinth that is painfully simple and inexpensive. No aquarium, pumps, air stones, or special nutrients necessary.

      Check out my video on how I do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNqFXmzzqx8

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      OMG! That video is genius! I love the music too!

      But seriously you just solved a major headache for so many people... Luckily it doesn't get cold enough in Florida... But I will use this trick Im sure when I move.

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      Thanks! I don't remember where/how I heard of this method, but it was a total game changer. I was watching other videos where people were suggesting hydroponics and even aquaponics but I thought that was kind of a crazy amount of effort, not to mention their results weren't that consistent either! But this definitely works and is super low maintenance. And also if your water hyacinth ever looks like it's struggling outdoors try this method or even just toss them into a container where you grow lotuses, they really perk up and produce a lot of flowers when they have access to soil. Good luck! :D
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      I have a friend who does that and it works for her most of the time. not all of the plants survive, but only a few is needed to get the next years starts.
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      Love the video & clever way to get some to survive. Last I heard they are still illegal to have in TX though.

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