Banana plants have been a staple of the aquarium hobby for many years. They're loved for both their ease of care and visual impact. The banana plant gets its name because it's tubers (where nutrients are stored) are shaped like a bunch of bananas.
Once established, banana plants will send up wavy, green leaves under the surface while also sending tall shoots to the surface where it will produce lily pads. When this happens, check to make sure your other plants aren't being shaded out by the lily pads and trim if necessary.
- Scientific Name: Nymphoides Aquatica
- Native To: South/Southeastern United States
- Skill Level: Easy
- Placement: Foreground - Midground
- Co2 Requirement: none
- Preferred Fertilizer: Liquid
Banana plants do best if rested on top of substrate or buried to about 1/4 inch so the plant can send roots down into the substrate. If buried too deeply, the plant may rot and eventually die.
Snails and plecos are known to eat banana plants.
***Being a natural product, sizes can vary from what is shown.***
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