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 haven't had these since I was really young, but, they're really unique and nice looking plants.
Plants arrived safe and quickly, the fish and shrimp love them
Arrived in amazing condition
Plant arrived in very good condition. My first banana plant. Was not able to find them locally. Ran some water over it and then planted. My betta spent some time checking it out. A little more variety for the aquarium. Very happy with the plant.
Shipped in great shape. Shrimp love them! I will order again.