Water hyacinth is a large aquatic plant that floats freely in the water, with thick, waxy, oval-shaped leaves around 15cm across growing in a cluster. At the base of the leaves are swollen bulb-like growths on the stalks that contain air-filled pockets keeping the plant afloat. Under the water is a mass of feathery, dark purple or black roots that hang. The flowers are light violet to pink, with a yellow mark near the centre, have six petals and grow at the top of stalks in clusters of around 10 flowers.
We are a communities and supplier of water hyacinth handicraft products. Water Hyacinth Plants were in Tonle Sap River a long time ago.