Aquarium Banana Plant (NYMPHOIDES AQUATICA)
Scientific name: NYMPHOIDES AQUATICA
Description: Banana Plants can be characterized by it's long stems with light to dark green rounded/heart shaped leaves grown from a base of swollen green tubes which resemble a bunch of bananas. These plants are quite popular both because they are easy to care for, and for their distinctively charming look. The banana plant’s tubers pop especially well against a black or dark substrate. They can be left to float or planted into the substrate, but don’t bury the plant’s tubers more than ¼ inch. They prefer calm water. If left to float, they will start to grow white roots that reach down into the substrate, anchoring the plant.
Common name: Banana Plant, Banana Lily, Big Floating Heart
Habitat: Southeast United States
- Tank Size: Small- Large tanks
- Temperature: 68 – 82 °F
- pH: 6-7.5
- Water hardness: 3-6 KH
- Lighting: Moderate
- Open the lid of the container and take out the plant
- Rinse off the tissue culture gel by rinsing it off or soaking the plant with water until the gel dissolves.
- Divide the large portion of the plant into smaller pieces as desired.
- Stick the plants into the soil using pinsettes.