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Banana Plant (Nymphoides Aquatica) - Set of 2 Plants

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Minimum Lighting Required: Low
Temperature Range: 68-80°F
Tank Placement: Midground

Banana Plant (Nymphoides Aquatica) originates from Southern United States.  This is interesting plant and owes its unusual name due to its banana-shaped roots that are used by the plant to store nutrients.  These "roots" should not be buried in the substrate.  Instead, place the plant on the substrate and in time the plant will produce normal roots, attaching itself to the substrate.  Banana Plant produces beautiful heart-shaped leaves on short stalks.  In shallow aquariums, the leaves may reach the surface of the water and may grow as large as six inches.  The plant is easy to care, does not require strong light or a lot of fertilization. 

Reviews (22)

  • 5
    Great plants read instructions

    Posted by Jason Poole on 14 Sep 2021

    I caught my mistake quick had so many new plants. Don’t bury these ! I did and after just a few hours the bananas turned brown. I pulled it out and a few days later it’s sprouting new leaves. It still bounces around the front of the tank but seems to be doing ok . The one I did correct is forming anchoring roots and has several new growths . Always goos stuff but pay attention to detail

  • 5
    Banana Plant (Nymphoides Aquatica)

    Posted by Steve Minnick on 14 Sep 2021

    The plant arrived in great shape! I was very pleased to see how healthy the plant was. After soaking it in room temperature for over 24 hours, I planted it in my aquarium. I hope it likes it’s new home.

  • 5

    Posted by Ping Lou on 6 Apr 2021

    Nice plants when it arrived, already had green leaves, also tiny white root too.

  • 5
    Banana Plants

    Posted by Melinda Cocke on 24 Mar 2021

    My Banana Plants arrived quickly and were in perfect condition. I got 2 for my daughter in law and 2 for me and we were both thrilled. This was the third time I had ordered from Modern Aquarium and I have been very pleased with the quality of the plants each time.

  • 5
    Leaves a little wilted when it arrived - suspect it got cold

    Posted by Rena Rouse on 20 Feb 2021

    It was below freezing the evening the plants were delivered and we had no idea they were there. My grandson found the box on the steps and brought them in. The leaves were a little wilted but seemed to recover the next day so I rated this a 5 for hardiness. I think I will not order plants in the winter anymore..

  • 5
    Banana plant

    Posted by Mitch Killey on 4 Feb 2021

    These were so nice I shared with a family member.

  • 5
    Nice plants

    Posted by MV on 20 Jan 2021

    The 2 banana plants arrived quickly and were in fine shape.

  • 4
    Decent looking plants had a little bit of dark algae on them

    Posted by Ronnie on 14 Jan 2021

    They're hardy plants but they definitely had where you can see they've been sitting out in light or something heavy on them but other than that they are great little plants

  • 5
    Banana plants

    Posted by Dawn on 13 Jan 2021

    We love how the plants were shipped in plastic baggies. They came in in very good condition. We will see how things work out after time. We have a 270 gallon pond in our home with many varieties of fish.

  • 4

    Posted by Ckc on 12 Jan 2021

    I ordered these out of nostalgia. My grandma used to have them for her beta tanks and I just needed them for mine. They have small stems and came damaged due to there packaging. However the banana part is full and plump and my Rabbit Snail loves them and moves them all around the tank. Just adorable and makes me and my tank mates happy!

  • 4
    Arrived alive

    Posted by Alice on 17 Nov 2020

    Arrived alive. Settling in well I think.

  • 5

    Posted by Rafael Rodriguez on 22 Oct 2020

    Beautiful and came in perfect condition