Banana Plant- Nymphoides aquatica- Easy Beginner Plant
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.
This plant already has great leaves after just a week in my betta tank. It gets my betta`s attention from time to time. I like this one a lot. Would definitely recommend.
All came beautiful and packaged amazingly!! The “bananas” where huge loll
I've had my banana plants about 3 weeks now. They are beautiful. First picture is from when I got them. Second picture is from today.
I wanted to give it a few days before I gave a review, but please know that all is well and very satisfied. I can't exactly say just how many days past before I received my banana plants, but it seems that they came pretty quickly. The packaging was done just right with a sealed cool pack and the plants themselves were wrapped in a wet paper towel in their own bag. All came in a silver hot/cold bag which was in the shipping box. Yes, the paper towels around the plants were still wet upon arrival, and this was an amazing thing to see. My plants??? My banana plants (all three) had a very healthy green color to them and the leaves looked healthy as well. I simply ran my plants under a stream of cool tap water from the bathroom sink and dropped them in my fish tank. As of today all three are looking very healthy, and all three are producing new leaves and all three are putting off roots. I would most definitely buy from this vendor again!!!