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Re: banana plants
> The scientific name of banana plants is Nymphoides aquatica. They grow
> down here in Florida. You rarely see the big banana-like root structures
> they are growing in a pond. Whenever I have collected them they have had
> thick root systems, but when I put them in my outdoor pond, they developed
> "bananas". The lily-pad-like leaves will (under good conditions) grow all
> way to the surface of your tank water and bloom. As far as I know, the
> doesn't fall off, but since all the wild ones I've seen are banana-free,
> may not need them once well established (i.e. when the long thick root
> is developed).
how warm is your outdoor pond? what else do you have in your pond that would
encourage the plant to develop "bananas"?
Richmond, BC, Canada