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Banana Plant

Banana Lily/Plant

Microsorum pteropus


A cluster of thick banana-shaped roots, located close to the leaves near the surface of the water. The Banana Plant has rounded leaves that have a notch at the base. They resemble small water lily leaves that can grow over a week or two. The leaves are green above and dull purple below in high light, and light green to yellow both below and above in low light conditions. It bears small white five-petalled flowers that arise from below the leaf.

Banana plants are common aquarium plants, often being grown as fillers or specimen plants because of their unusual shape. Banana plants should have a third of the larger banana shaped roots buried in the gravel. Do not bury the whole banana structure as it will rot. The plant will also put out normal shaped roots. The lowermost leaves grow 6-18" tall and frequently the plant will produce a floating lily leaf at the surface. Given optimal conditions, this plant will commonly flower in the tank. It requires minimal lighting, but does best in high to bright conditions. Propagation in an aquarium is usually accomplished by clipping a mature leaf and re-planting when roots emerge

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