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 10:57actualizado: 04/06/2019 11:23


  • Mira M.
    05/09/2019 23:49


  • Laurent V.
    19/08/2019 00:23

    In qld it s been used for grazing or turned into compost. It s also a decent substrate for oyster mushroom production according to literature.

  • Scott W.
    18/08/2019 19:45

    Very Interesting and thanks Aaron Scott for sharing :-)

  • Elise C.
    16/08/2019 13:05

    My grandparents used to used it as duck feed... what modern people called "organic"

  • Paul P.
    14/08/2019 04:03

    It also removes metals from the water and it is ideal source of methane in a biodigester.

  • Nora d.
    14/08/2019 03:46

    Very interesting read, never know they are useful too, big time!

  • Willem V.
    13/08/2019 20:44

    Sounds like floating hemp.

  • Linda M.
    13/08/2019 04:46


  • Sheila H.
    13/08/2019 03:48

    Nature never makes a mistake! We need to learn more!

  • John R.
    12/08/2019 19:26

    What do you do with the product after it sucks up all the oil? Can’t burn it can’t put it a land fill. So in other words it is kind of worthless.

  • Kimberly D.
    12/08/2019 10:23

    I thought Lake Victoria was dead already?

  • Charl V.
    12/08/2019 06:57

    I have some growing on my property and in a controlled space. I harvest it 3 time a year for compost. Its weed free and wont grow on land. For compost its perfect. I just spread it on the land and let the earthworms take care of the rest.

  • Kua E.
    10/08/2019 15:16

    Harvest it and make them a water hyacinth charcoal or other native products like baskets..

  • Carol H.
    10/08/2019 09:35

    There’s not enough oil spills to make use of this dangerous plant. It needs to be eradicated !

  • Roy D.
    10/08/2019 02:46

    What species would replace it if you took it away? No vacuums in nature.

  • Nasir N.
    09/08/2019 18:08

    Research its property of expanding and try to modify other useful plants to spread on this rate.

  • Jewels G.
    09/08/2019 12:58

    This is pretty cool

  • Wendy R.
    09/08/2019 12:48

    Needs a few hippos in there to gobble it up 😂

  • Mrs J.
    09/08/2019 12:42

    Harvest it!!!!!!! Like other countrys harvest the lotust root and flower!!!!!!

  • Ann H.
    09/08/2019 11:01

    What happens after it absorbs the oil? Is it burned?