Aquatic plant very showy for ponds and water gardens. It is found on flooded soils on the riversides, ponds and pipes. The leaves are used to produce hand made baskets, chairs and armchairs. The plant is used as a bioremediator.
Perennial. Growing up to 3m with flowers in densely crowded spikelets which are spindly and dark brown. Long lanceolate leaves.
Prefers moist and even flooded soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.