Banana Plant (Nymphoides aquatica) small

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About This Product

Circular leaves attached to swollen tubes that resemble a bunch of bananas. They can also go by the name Banana Lily or Big Floating Heart. The perfect plant for aquarists of any level as it is an easy plant to grow and maintain. They do well in various water conditions and the leaves can get very large and colorful over time.
  • Common Name: Banana Plant
  • Family Name: Menyanthaceae
  • Native To: Southeast US
  • Lighting: Low Light to High light
  • pH: 7
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Rosette
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Front to middle

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    banana plants

    Posted by bill on Mar 30th 2020

    somewhat small ....however very nice....growing well 30mar20

  • 5

    Posted by Mike & Gerri Harborne on Oct 6th 2017

    Just received my 2 banana plants. Very good condition with nice leaves.

  • 5
    Great condition & adorable

    Posted by MT on Jul 22nd 2016

    I bought 2 banana plants. They're 2~3 in in height with two leaves the size of quarters. They really do look like bananas.

  • 3
    Hardy but fish food.

    Posted by Joe Dugan on Sep 19th 2014

    These were cute and hardy and all of the aforementioned. Even when some of the banana roots broke off from fish picking at it they roots would sprout while floating. However these became fish food within days due to 4" plecos and more. If you're leaving on a trip, these would be great for a tank with these types of fish. If you have large bottomfeeders or any larger fish that nips at your plants, these will be extinct in no time.

  • 4
    Excited to see growth!

    Posted by Paul Sucietto on Feb 21st 2014

    Banana plant was small with slightly browned leaves but overall healthy and I think successful. I'll probably get more this spring for outdoor feature use.

  • 5
    Happy with these

    Posted by Brigette Browning on Apr 19th 2013

    Ordered 3 received 5, all are in great shape and perfectly sized. No leaves, but good roots.

  • 5

    Posted by John Scott on Mar 16th 2013

    The banana plant use to be a staple of the aquarium trade till the late 80's as you just don't see them anymore at the LFS's or even the big box stores. Fun plant and I was sent a very healthy plant fun to look at right out of the box !

  • 5

    Posted by Maegen Benton on Nov 9th 2012

    This plant is so cute and little right now. It arrived in perfect condition with roots already so it should get established fast and start taking off. It had three little quarter sized leaves, just like the picture. It is one of the most interesting plants I have ever seen.

  • 5
    first tme buying plants this way

    Posted by Carla Baker on Dec 29th 2011

    This plant is so nice, it arrived today and has 4 leaves on it and some shoots. I love the look of it, my fish investigated right away. Used 2 day air and all plants arrived alive and healthy. Will be telling all the local pet stores about you guys.

  • 5
    Great Plant

    Posted by Sean Wright on Sep 13th 2011

    I received this plant with just one leaf but within two weeks the plant has thrived it has produced three new leaves which are apprx 7 times larger than the original, very green and very thick. Rich substrate and CO2 injection help it along. I have ordered from out of country but yall are the best. Thanks guys!

  • 5
    Absolutely Incredible

    Posted by John Polack on Jan 13th 2011

    I just received two of these beauties!!! They are twice the size of the same item I have purchased locally. Plus they were shipped overnight and I only paid for 2nd day shipping. They came with 7 other plants that are all healthy and thriving!!!!!!!

  • 4
    Banana Plant

    Posted by V R on Oct 2nd 2009

    I ordered a banana plant as part of a larger 2-day air order; received moist in zip bag, good condition, delivery on time. Nice bananas at the base, no taproots. Two dime-size leaves, no mushy spots. One sprout which at this time is not clear whether it is a root sprout or leaf sprout.