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Nymphoides aquatica - The Banana Plant

By Clint Norwood
 
Scientific Name: Nymphoides aquatica
 
Range: East Coast of the USA
 
Adult Size: 30cm (12in.)
 
Ease Of Keeping: Medium to Difficult
 
Lighting: Bright
 
Temperature: 68-77F (20-25C)
 
Aquarium Requirements:
Likes shallow water and a lot of light. It's not a heavy feeder so plain gravel is fine as a substrate. You do not have to really "plant" Bananas, just place them on the gravel and they will root themselves.
 
Additional Notes:
Gets it's common name from the Banana shaped turbercles. This plant can be badly damaged by snails.

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