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Old 02-24-2015, 05:47 AM   #1 
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Plant grew a lot in just a day!!

So I have this plant, I think it's called a banana lily or something similar. And I'm just kinda fascinated at how fast one of its stems grew. See that really long stem sticking out in the below picture? Yeah, just yesterday, it wasn't even there. I mean, it was, but it was literally about 4 - 5 times shorter. It was at the level of the leaves at the bottom. The following picture was taken today:



It also grew a little more only about 2 hours later:



Isn't that really cool? Is it normal / typical of this kind of plant? I have only got a really low light that is for decoration, it's just a 3 watt led light. I also used a bit of liquid fertiliser a few days ago. I mean I know some plants grow quickly, but wow, that stem shot up within a day! I just wanted to share this because it's cool but no one else in 'real life' is particularly interested. :P

[also that spiky thing at the front of the tank is just my hairbrush on the table haha]
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:24 AM   #2 
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I can't really see the picture... But wow that's amazing! I recently got one of these for my tank. I didn't see as fast a growth as yours. Can you share the liquid fert you used? Thank you!
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:28 AM   #3 
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Oh my, that plant grew freakishly fast o.O Cool tho!
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:48 AM   #4 
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If it's a banana plant, you want to make sure you don't bury the banana looking tubers all the way, you can only bury them a little bit or they will rot and the plant will die. Those bananas store nutrients and need access to the water column for it.
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If it's a banana plant, you want to make sure you don't bury the banana looking tubers all the way, you can only bury them a little bit or they will rot and the plant will die. Those bananas store nutrients and need access to the water column for it.
That's why I'm not sure; it was labelled as a banana lily but it doesn't have those tuber things.
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I can't really see the picture... But wow that's amazing! I recently got one of these for my tank. I didn't see as fast a growth as yours. Can you share the liquid fert you used? Thank you!
I use Biotec aquatic plant food; it's just one of those cheaper less known ones. It was either that or a more expensive one so I decided to just get the biotec one and see how it went.
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Those pictures were last night. Now this morning it reached the surface:

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Look at it go! xD

I can never get banana lily to grow for me. I have a nymphaea rubra doing the same thing shooting to the surface.
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Ooh I like it! Where did you get it? I want one!
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Ooh I like it! Where did you get it? I want one!
I got it from my local pet store (Petbarn). I'm not sure but I think they're 'common' so your pet store or aquarium might have it but if not I'm sure you can find them online. :)
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