Originally Posted by GailC
I picked up a banana plant after I heard they were low light and easy to grow but mine seems to hate the tank its in. It has nice healthy bananas and is starting to send out nice roots under the gravel but the leaves keep rotting away. There is also a fair amount of brown algae on the bananas I need to get cleaned off.
Its in a 10 gallon with a fluorescent light that came with the hood. Temp is around 80* and I do not use any type of fertilizer. Java fern and java moss are doing well.
Some times aqu plants shed all there leaves when they get to a new tank, its because its adjusting I wouldn't worry about it if its getting new leaves.
if its not getting any leaves.... I would buy a fert. The reason being, you don't have enough nutrients for a lily that likes a lot of it.
Also it sounds like the algae is not helping, do you have any hornwort in your tank? If no try adding some or some snails to combat the Algae it can kill aquatic plants.