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Nymphoides aquatica (Banana Plant)

Nymphoides aquatica (Banana Plant)

SKU: 00281

Nymphoides aquatica (Banana Plant - ABC Plants edition)


A aquarium classic like you've never seen it before. Our tissue culture Banana plants are absolutely stunning with beautiful full leaves right out of the cup that you simply cannot get with a regular pet-shop Banana plant without a lot of time and meticulous pruning.


Banana Plants are one of the most unique and least demanding plants in the hobby - they don't need much light or CO2. It's an ideal plant everyone including beginners.


In lower lighting conditions, the plant will  send leaves to the surface that look like tiny lilly pads (unlike the closely related Nypmphoides hydrophylla 'Taiwan' which, uniquely among lillys, produces only underwater leaves)


Each cup contains around 5 well sized plants. The bananas have not yet fully developed but will after being planted in your tank. 





Difficulty: Easy

Type: Rosette, Dwarf Lilly, Banana Plant

Size: 15 – 30cm in height; 10 – 15cm in width

Position and Usage: Foreground to background placement

Growth rate: Medium/Fast

Lighting: 1/5 – 5/5

Water Conditions: 20 – 28°C; pH of 6.0 – 8.0 

CO2: Not required

Propagation: Cut off a leaf and let it float - it will eventually root and turn into a new plant.

  • Description

    Nymphoides hydrophylla ‘Taiwan’ is a unique species well-suited to beginners. As it may grow to surpass 30cm in height, this plant makes an excellent midground or background accent. The large fresh-green leaves will fan out laterally, beautifully ornamenting your tank.

    A hardy species, N. hydrophylla may be grown in low-tech aquariums. It will tolerate low-intensity lighting, though high-intensity lighting will promote lusher growth, as will CO2 supplementation and balanced fertilization (though not required). Older surface leaves may need to be thinned to allow space for new foliage. Given appropriate conditions, new plants will grow from the mature leaves of the mother plant. Plantlets will sprout from the leaf blade/petiole junction and can be separated from the mother plant when they reach 2 to 3 inches in height.

    This plant is fantastic for any aquarium and is a great focal point with a unique appearance. It is particularly appreciated by shrimp and bettas who love to rest on the circular shaped leaves. The beautiful Taiwan lilly is a favorite plant of ours as well as among our customers. Absolutely stunning and surprisingly easy to care for!

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