Banana Plant

Aquatic Plants
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Nymphoides Aquatica, better known as the Banana Plant, is an aquatic plant that is native to Southeast areas of the United States. Its name is straightforward and self-explanatory in that the aquatic plant harbors thick, nutrient-storing roots that resemble bananas! With an already unusual appearance and the name to match, the Banana Plant is increasing in popularity within the planted tank hobby and is a perfect aquatic plant choice for those who are looking for a statement aquatic plant. Along with its interesting roots, Banana Plant also features rounded foliage that ranges in coloration dependent upon its growing environment. Some other names include Banana Lily and Big Floating Heart. 

Nymphoides Aquatica aka Banana Plant is typically a hardy aquatic plant and will do fine in low-light aquarium tanks without much care. However, in order to grow heart-shaped lilies on the surface of the aquarium tank, quality aquarium LED lighting should be provided in addition with CO2 injection. If given optimal conditions, trimming will be required to ensure other aquatic plants in an aquarium tank will not be shaded from the lighting source. Nymphoides Aquatica can be grown submerged or emerged and is fairly temperature tolerant as well. Care should be taken not to bury the entire root system when planting, but quality aquarium soil should be used whenever possible. 

Common Name
Banana Lily
Big Floating Heart
Care  Easy 
Lighting Medium
CO2 Optional
Suggested Placement Background 
Propagation Divide and plant
Growth Rate Moderate 
Height 7-30"

Our plants are all kept and grown in 
high-quality substrate by Marfied Controsoil. A strict fertilizer dosing regime and CO2 are provided in their holding tanks.

Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday - Friday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.

Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS or Fedex Ground. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.

To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.

No worries, we’ll take care of everything as long as it fits the guidelines above.

Most answers to general questions can be found on our FAQ page.
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