• Banana Plant (Nymphoides aquatica) - 2 to 3 Inches Tall - 2 Plants!

Banana Plant (Nymphoides aquatica) - 2 to 3 Inches Tall - 2 Plants!

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This unusual looking plant is named for its thick, nutrient-storing roots that are shaped like bananas.


The Banana Plant is quite unusual and is sure to be one of the most compelling plants in any aquascape.  It is a rosette plant that is named for its large and highly unique roots, which are banana-shaped and remain partially visible above the substrate.  These roots are thick because they are where the plant stores nutrients.  The Banana Plant also features round leaves that range from light to dark green.  It is also known by the names "Big Floating Heart" and "Banana Lily."

The Banana Plant is known for its toughness, as it will grow in low-light setups and can flourish either fully or partially submerged.  This plant can tolerate most types of water hardness and pH levels; however, it tends to do best in soft water with a pH of 6.0 to 7.2. The best temperature range for the Banana Plant is 68° to 82° F. 

Our Banana Plant will ship as a 2 to 3 inch tall loose plant, but it can grow up to about 6 inches tall in your aquarium.  The Banana Plant in our pictures is one that is planted in one of our personal aquariums, and it is the same size we send to customers.  It comes with bare roots that should be planted only partially under the substrate.  We advise that you plant the roots no deeper than 1/4 inch in your substrate.

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