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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 (18)

  • 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

  • 5
    Fun plant

    Posted by Stoneisland on 29 Sep 2020

    Adds interesting novelty to an aquarium. Good looking too.

  • 5
    Banana Plant

    Posted by Carolyn Kennedy on 9 Sep 2020

    Excellent Condition, just what I expected.

  • 5
    Love these

    Posted by Jace on 9 Sep 2020

    Very cute little plants! Cant wait until they get big, are growing very quick in my low tech tank

  • 4
    Slow grower

    Posted by Jim S on 23 May 2020

    Just rest them in the spot you want them and wait....for the roots to grow and anchor them in place. It's been about 3 weeks and the roots are just getting into the substrate.