Natural Nellie is a favourite for everyday use. Sits perfectly behind the drivers seat in your car for easy access. Take her shopping or to your kids sports day filled with gear, snacks & water bottles Large H27 x L47 x W21cm Water Hyacinth, botanical name Eichornia Crassipes, is an extremely fast growing plant and can double their population in two weeks. Each plant can produce thousands of seeds which remain viable for 28 years. Since the Water Hyacinths are such prolific growers it is in the interest of environmental control that as much as possible can be used commercially. They clog up waterways and so the more we can use, the better ecology is created. Strings of dried fibers are woven and interlinked to form a braided cord used for making such articles as bags, footwear, wreaths, hats, vases and Christmas lanterns. Fibers can also be used as a raw material for paper. Dried stems are used for making water hyacinth baskets and furniture. The water hyacinth is a thicker and stiffer fiber once it is processed for basket weaving making it very durable but extremely appealing in a fashion sense. Water Hyacinth products can also be wet out and reshaped however although should not be soaked like seagrass and as the fiber is thicker it will take longer to completely dry out.
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