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Old 06-02-2011, 02:44 AM   #1 
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Banana Lillies!

I couldn't resist getting 2 of these cute little plants today after all the talk about them on another thread!

Right now, they're relaxing on the bottom of my community tank and Bob the Bristlenose (he's only about 2 inches long) seems to really like the "bananas" ! He's been all over them for the past 20 minutes! hehe

Who was the banana lilly expert here? Was it you, p3?
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:09 PM   #2 
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Depends on what you mean by Banana Lily o_o

If its Nymphoides aquatica, "Big Floating Heart", then I have two, yez. I love these buggers.

They need the same care as other easy plants, nbd.

Dont bury the tubers (weird root things) or itll die and get gross. Bury one slightly if you want, or you can give it a day or two and itll send out roots/shoots and will begin to stick to the substrate (in calm water).

It likes up to 82'F, though if you can keep lower, Id stick to 78'F. Fertilize with liquid fertilizer, give it florescent light, and it'll be a happy nana. :B

They begin to get long after a week or so with good light, its cute. They grow towards the "sun", so decide which way you want the tubers to face beforehand, because they'' grow in about a day or two to that direction.

Other than that, theyre easy peasy :D I love them, Theyre so...derp.

Before and after about 2 weeks. Its even taller and more vibrant now. The lilypad things get bigger and bigger and look fantastic.


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Old 06-02-2011, 02:07 PM   #3 
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Yep, those are what I've got. Thanks for the care advice. And I think I'll just leave them on top of the substrate as long as that'll be ok for them. Thanks Pew!
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Yup! Piccers when you get theemmmm B: <3 <3
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:48 PM   #5 
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Yup! Piccers when you get theemmmm B: <3 <3
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I was only going to get one, but they were fairly inexpensive ($2.45 each) so I got 2. They are just relaxing here, in the open area in my 20 gallon, until I figure out where to put them. Bob the Bristlenose likes the "bananas". You can see Bob in the photo... behind the driftwood, just behind the very black molly. Bob's sucked onto the glass right near the gravel (that's his sleeping spot).

And, I found this on one site in an article about banana plants (might try to grow my own 'nanas now!):

Propagation occurs when adventitious plants are formed and firmly pressed into damp ground or the aquarium substrate. Fully formed leaves may also be pressed into substrate to form new plants.

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Old 06-02-2011, 10:38 PM   #6 
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Ooh! Yours are quite large! Whoever you got them from grew them well. Mine were a little dinky when I got them.

Ive considered it, maybs Ill do it...Who knows! I have for java ferns before :D (Theyre easy too!)
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:56 PM   #7 
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oh nifty, now i know what my fake plant is supposed to be haha...it has those little naner things...and they confused me...cuz theyre impossible to bury or anything...so i was like "what??? why are these here?"

yay! theyre cute. i kinda want some.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:08 PM   #8 
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Get onnneee :D!!!
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:49 AM   #9 
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I'm thinkin about it!!! Im just afraid I'm gonna kill my baby if I do it wrong haha...I love my little CT
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:09 PM   #10 
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You wont :P
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