Water hyacinths are free-floating perennials that can grow up to 3 feet tall. There are striking bright blue to purple flowers located on the terminal spikes. Water hyacinths are very aggressive invaders and can form dense mats.
Water hyacinth usually grows from July to November and is an aquatic plant. The raw material is prepared by drying the stem. They dry in the sun for 7-8 days. The stem is then flattened to prepare it for weaving. For unframed items such as bags, weave and sew the stems to create the desired shape.
Water hyacinths are plants that normally only become pests in water. However, with creativity and hard work, it can be turned into a craft with high resale value. Due to its high growth rate, it is considered a weed that can harm the aquatic ecosystem. Water hyacinth easily spreads along waterways to other water bodies and grows there. The water hyacinth is in the water and sometimes has its roots in the soil. The height of this plant is about 0.4-0.8 meters. It has no stems or leaves and is oval in shape.