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.
Got three kinds of plants, two were large and perfect. This little one though was a bit rough around the edges. I put in the tank and it's doing okay and I'm pretty sure it will do just fine.
I ordered 2. 1 arrived healthy with 2 little leaves. The other arrived very immature with no leaves. Hoping it grow in time. Overall, very nice and I am happy.
Just received my 3 banana plants, they look great and can't wait for them to grow.
Such a cute little plant. They even sent an extra one. I never heard of the banana plant before Dustin's and I am not disappointed. Well packaged and very health looking. A quick rinse with regular tap water is all that was needed. In the tanks they went. I am a customer for life for sure!!