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This is one of the most invasive aquatic plants in the world

This extremely invasive plant is a major environmental concern in many countries. But this firm is actually trying to put its properties to good use...

04/06/2019 10:57 AMupdated: 04/06/2019 11:23 AM

109 comments

  • Manomi T.
    27/05/2021 12:15

    There is another simple solution. It is a good food for cattles and be used as fertiliser cum mulching.

  • Madhu C.
    18/05/2021 16:13

    यह जल कुम्भी है बहुत खतरनाक है

  • Peni H.
    17/05/2021 23:47

    In my country they use this plant for handicrafts

  • Shadowiller B.
    17/05/2021 00:24

    It's so useful ok

  • Denise T.
    16/05/2021 17:58

    Stop selling it at garden centres

  • Ifvee M.
    16/05/2021 12:53

    In pH it is called as water lily

  • Jackie M.
    15/05/2021 11:57

    It's also in Lake Tana

  • Ronilo M.
    14/05/2021 19:12

    In our country, we used it to make native shoe, bags, matt or rag etc. Our people are creative to make this plant very useful economically.

  • Banchana R.
    13/05/2021 18:14

    In Assam, India, this water hyacinth (meteka in local language) has been used to make products from baskets to purses to mats. Plus the flowers can be eaten too. It's amazing to know the oil absorption factor of it.

  • Jillian F.
    11/05/2021 07:08

    Could the fibre be used in oil pollution booms for marine harbours? Does anyone use it in this way? Another use could be for wildlife and soak up oil residue on feathers and skin.

  • WAqil M.
    09/05/2021 12:56

    We need more research!

  • MD H.
    08/05/2021 07:46

    Can they survive drought?

  • Zin R.
    06/05/2021 08:13

    Best raw materials to make floor mat

  • Martin B.
    05/05/2021 15:31

    You can make coffins with it. Seen some very good ones.

  • Amir S.
    05/05/2021 12:43

    We have these species in our coastal belt.

  • Kel D.
    04/05/2021 11:48

    🤯

  • Sokunthy S.
    02/05/2021 13:53

    In Cambodia, we eat the flowers. We dry the stems to make baskets and hammocks.

  • Jeanet T.
    02/05/2021 05:21

    We grew alot this to feed our chicken, they love it alot

  • Sarath P.
    30/04/2021 15:39

    In Kerala, India, its used as biogas and cattle feed, rags for bag making,composting and also to produce Industrial enzymes. https://scroll.in/magazine/851252/a-wicked-weed-thats-spoiling-indias-rivers-is-making-women-independent-in-a-kerala-village

  • Hoa L.
    28/04/2021 23:51

    It’s such a valuable natural source for handicrafts. Pros or cons depends pretty on your use or solution. By the way, it’s also herbal medicine. 🙂

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