Banana Plant

Scientific Name: Nymphoides Aquatica

Care Level: Easy

Temperature Range: 70° - 80°

Description: Tuber plant with banana shaped roots

Super easy to grow old school plant. A staple in lots of fish tanks. Best if rests on top of the substrate and allowed to send it's roots down in. If it's planted too deeply the bananas can rot which can lead to plant death. 

* Due to the nature of this product we cannot guarantee it will look exactly as pictured, shipments may vary in size *

Customer Reviews

Based on 112 reviews
Great purchase

I ordered this plant at a, well, sub optimal time. When I pulled the package from the ice-cold mailbox I was sure I was going to open a bag of brown mush. What I got instead was amazing! The plant itself was cold when I got to it (it was left in the mailbox for a few hours and the heat-pack couldn't keep up with the cold). I wasn't sure if it was going to make it at first, but after a few days in my tank it had perked up nicely. It's been a few weeks now and I can't be more impressed. The leaves it sprouted are huge, at least an inch in diameter. The 'bananas' themselves are strong and plentiful. This was a great addition to my tank.

Ba NON na?

They taste terrible. Nothing like a real banana. :^) kidding aside..
They look fantastic in the aquarium. Although they seem slow to root (maybe that's normal). after 30 days I am just starting to see a few new roots spring out from the tubes. My cichlids don't seem to be interested in them at all. They have actually pushed them out the way as they graze the substrate for missed morsels. Will definitely order more for my other tank.


The banana plant and the filter sponges and airstones arrived so fast, I think 3 days, I am very pleased and impressed. Thank you.
The plant arrived in one piece and is doing very well. I am very glad you had posted on your site how to plant it. That helped me very much.

great plant

very healthy plants arrived fast


one order from Aquarium Co-op and impressed with the speed and quality. I feel the videos lend to this he makes. I see plant I like I watch his review on it. Only negative is on me was the banana plant growth etc just meh. but again on me for not researching them enough. Will be ordering again from the site.

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