Banana Plant

EbiAqua

You know the little banana plants in cups at Petsmart?

Yeah, you better have a nutrient rich substrate and good lighting because these are hungry plants that have ridiculously long roots.

Nymphaea aquatica, or banana plant, is a type of dwarf water lily. They prefer nutrient rich substrate, bright light, and regular water column dosing. Leaves will begin to dissolve if the plant is hungry; these dying leaves are popular snail food. It can be propagated by trimming off a healthy, mature leaf at the base and letting that leaf grow roots at the point it was cut.

Under good lighting they blush red and purple, under subdued lighting they remain green.


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SixThreeOh

Just wait until one of those leaves hits the surface and it can get CO2 from the atmosphere.
 
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