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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



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Old 08-09-2019, 03:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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



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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.

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