Loose / Bunch / Potted Plants
We carry a large variety loose, bunch and potted plants to compliment our tube and tissue culture product lines. These plants range from cuttings to potted plants with established root systems.
Nymphoides aquatica ‘Banana Plant’
Nymphoides aquatica, also known as “banana plant,” “banana lily,” and “big floating heart” is an interesting plant that originates from the Southeastern United States. Due to its cluster of thick, banana-shaped roots that remain unplanted, a banana plant in aquarium provides a unique look. The plant moderately easy to care for, and it can be grown rooted or floating and is a great addition to aquariums, betta and goldfish bowls.
|Sсіеntіfіс nаmе:||Nymphoides aquatica|
|Common name:||Banana plant, banana lily, big floating heart|
|Hеіght:||6 to 18 inches|
|pH:||6.0 – 7.2|
|Supplements:||High-quality aquarium fertilizer|
|Tеmреrаturе:||68 – 82 °F|
|Propagation:||Formed leaves pressed into substrate|
About Nymphoides Aquatica
The banana plant makes an excellent foreground plant due to its attention-grabbing, banana-shaped roots. A banana plant in an aquarium should not be planted deeper than one-quarter of its entire length. It produces normal roots, in addition to the banana-shaped roots above the substrate. It can grow fully or partially submerged. In ideal conditions, the plant flowers in the tank, and thrives in well-lit conditions.
To propagate a banana plant in an aquarium, clip a mature leaf, and then replant it when the roots emerge.
To learn more about this unique plant, or to inquire about aquarium banana plant wholesale options, please send us a message today.