Banana Plant- Nymphoides aquatica- Easy Beginner Plant
(Some leave have some sweet redish color to them too :)
I remember seeing Banana plants in the random 10 gallon "Planted Tank" at Meijer's as a kid. It's I plant I bought as a child and didn't kill.
YES- Banana Plants are EASY to keep. The "Bananas" are actually roots, storage centers for the plant.....and yes- they look like bananas. This makes this plant ideal for a beginner or KIDS aquarium! They won't kill it and get to show off the "bananas" in their tank.
This plant can handle LOW LIGHT.
On a Scale of 1 to 10. 1 being you could grow it in your toilet and 10 being, "You look at it wrong and it dies" THIS PLANT IS A 1.5
(And the only reason for the .5 is that the top upper Lily leaf might melt back but it will grow back a new one!)
Nymphoides aquatica is It is known variously as the banana plant, banana lily, and the big floatingheart. The "Nymph" part of its name signifies it's "Lily" type leaf.
If you like this plant make sure and check out our Red Tiger Lotus or "Dwarf Lily" as it is equally easy with a NICE RED LEAF. The two in the same tank would make a nice contrast.
I had been looking for one of these and couldn't even find them locally, and I'm glad I just went straight to Dustin's. Like everything else I've gotten from them the plants arrived healthy and happy. You can truly just drop these in the tank and they will start growing. If only all my little critters would leave them where I put them. Either the snails or the fish seem to like to play with them at night. They provide a great hiding spot for fry and shrimp, which of course might be why they're getting moved around.
Looks a little lonely. I think I will have to get some plant mates. Definitely a return customer.
Very pleased with these plants.
Banana plant was easy to identify! I secured it with fishing line under a rock so it’s not “planted” but near the bottom. Gravel tank seasoned for 7 years with fish but limited plants. Excited to see what happens