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Kristyn

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I bought a Banana Plant about a month ago when I was setting up my tank and I've noticed that its roots rotted away and it has nothing to hold itself down. The plant itself looks really healthy though. What should I do with it? I just kind of dug a hole and buried the "banana" part. Is that ok? Any other recommendations?
 

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Do not bury the banana's, weight the plant to sink it near the bottom or leave it as a floater. Many plants eventually sink. They send their roots out from the bottom of the bananas.
 

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Good advice above from Ted. Don't bury the Banana Plant as it will eventually die. Leave it floating around until it gets plenty of roots & then plant the roots only. Do not plant any of the actual stem section of the plant.
 

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I use a plant weight around the base of the stem to hold the bananas juuuust at the surface on the substrate. it will eventually shoot out normal looking roots. do no bury the bananas
 
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Ok, will do. Thank you for the advice
 
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