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amiart 08-08-2019 04:23 PM

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymphoides_aquatica

Nymphoides aquatica is an aquatic plant in the Menyanthaceae, native to the southeastern United States from Texas to Maryland.[1][2] It is known variously as the banana plant, banana lily, and the big floatingheart. It is most commonly called the banana plant because of its banana shaped roots




cincinnana 08-09-2019 03:26 AM

Re: off topic / on topic - think some might like.
 
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Originally Posted by amiart (Post 325713)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymphoides_aquatica

Nymphoides aquatica is an aquatic plant in the Menyanthaceae, native to the southeastern United States from Texas to Maryland.[1][2] It is known variously as the banana plant, banana lily, and the big floatingheart. It is most commonly called the banana plant because of its banana shaped roots




That was my first banana plant .

Yug 08-10-2019 11:12 AM

Re: off topic / on topic - think some might like.
 
I used to grow one of those in my aquarium. If you get the water conditions right, the stems will grow longer and longer until the leaves reach the surface of the water just like a mini lily pad. Then it puts up a small bloom that pokes above the surface. Never had one make seeds, though.

cincinnana 08-10-2019 08:27 PM

Re: off topic / on topic - think some might like.
 
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Originally Posted by Yug (Post 325727)
I used to grow one of those in my aquarium. If you get the water conditions right, the stems will grow longer and longer until the leaves reach the surface of the water just like a mini lily pad. Then it puts up a small bloom that pokes above the surface. Never had one make seeds, though.

Mine was in a chrome Metaframe 10 gal with a stainless top.:woohoonaner:


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