Can water Hyacinth be winterized?

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Will be interesting to see who's make and if they thrive afterwards in the pond.
     
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    I'll keep a log of mine! I can see it is way greener than when I picked it from the pond, I'm thinking it's the Miracle Grow! smmocking.gif
     
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    Here is my experiment
    20171006_113716.jpg I can see that the algae like Miracle Grow too! smnono2.gif smscared2.gif
     
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    was gonna try realized in a 10g tank i may not be able to but brought my corkscrew in and a piece of creeping along with 4 minnows. and yes that's 20171007_131206.jpg 20171007_131206.jpg 20171007_131211.jpg my pond water in the aquarium
     
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    Let us know how it goes Angel
     
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    added anchoris and 4 trap doors
     
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    Update on my Water Hyacinth I brought in to try saving it for the winter....well it does not look so good!
    the bottom leaves are rotting and no new roots seem to be growing...I will give it a little longer, but I'm pretty sure it's almost dead:(
     
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    @Gemma does not sound like a pretty sight :(
     
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    I know, I had high hopes but I have to be realistic!
    The umbrella palm on the other end is doing fantastic, has put out two new leaves since I brought it in and has beautiful root growth:)
     
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    @Gemma I have heard tho if even the tiniest bit of green left on the Hyacinth it might still make it but if it turns all brown into mush then no hope. Good that your palm likes it inside. I have an European Palm that I bring inside each winter but it will get too big one day. Some say they will survive outdoors here but I'm not so sure about that. I'll keep it as long as I can and then one day plant it outdoors forever and it will just have to live or die. Picked a seed off a plant at Costco several years ago and that's how it came to be :whistle:
     
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    It's good that you told me that about the Hyacinth, now I know not to give up too soon! Thanks!:)
    The umbrella palm grows so fast, so I brought in the smallest baby I could find, if it lives it should be a good size by the time I can put it in the pond ( May/June) next year
     
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    I have kept mine the last 7 years in my basement to overwinter them .I then trade all the extra ones at my garden center for things I want .I have them by the end of March for my garden center and they can't get them until April and some times June
     
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    I just threw out 42 out of my little pond yesterday. They were taking over. Too bad I can't sell these things. That's a no no in Texas. I don't know if I can even give them away.. lol
     
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    Gemma; I think you're going to need WARM temps and HIGH light to make this experiment work. Plus a good supply of fertilizer. I can typically get one very large specimen in the spring for $4, so I don't make it a priority to overwinter WH anymore. Water Lettice is easier as it doesn't like high light. Grow mine in an aquarium with fluorescents quite easily, mainly so I have something for the horde to eat in the spring before I get to the pond nursery. I overwinter taro, parrot's feather, dwarf papyrus, WL, bacopa, water clover and pennywort. Though, all but the wl and parrot's feather struggle because I'm only using T8's and the temp is in the low 60s in my basement 'greeenhouse'. Anyway, it can be done, but I think you need the light and warm temps to be really successful.

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    Thanks Michael!
    The idea was to have my own, so I wouldn't risk introducing unwanted bugs, algae etc in the pond every year, but I'm not sure I want to go through all that to save WH
    I thought it could stay in my kitchen by the windows and eat miracle grow, if not oh well at least I tried
    This is what it looks like...not good! 20171026_131607.jpg
     
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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, well it's still got the green. Let it be till it turns to mush, what can it hurt?
     
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    You could try putting it under a grow light (real close, but not so it burns) as that would give it both heat and intense light, just to see if it perks up. I had trouble with my water clover until I did just exactly that. Grew much better.
     
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    I can try that! Thanks for the tip!
     
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    I have a big fishtank this year and put it by the basement window so hoping it will be better .I use a small fish tank aerator for the water .
     
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    I picked up more Hyacinth from the pond since the one I had wasn't doing so good, and I placed them under the grow light....I wonder if they would do better in something deeper?
    I really hope they'll make it 20171031_134431.jpg 20171031_070016.jpg
     
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