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Re: banana plants

On Thu, 27 May 1999, Shannon Wheeler wrote:

> I finally found some banana plants at my LFS. They wanted 3.99 each for them
> even though there were no leaves or stems - just the banana bunch part.
> Since I was buying ~30.00 worth of fish I got them to throw one in for free.
> Now, the problem is, which end is up? Since there's no stem, just a point
> where the bananas are attached together, I'm not entirely sure which end
> faces up. I'm guessing the loose ends of the bananas point down and
> something should grow from where they are joined right?

Yep.  The "bananas" will also grow down quite a bit, especially in your
high-wattage tank (you'll probably get floating leaves!).  I had this
happen to me 7 or so years back... really healthy growth in a CO2+high
light tank, and when I finally had to pull out the plant, the storage
tubers had doubled in size.

  - Erik

Erik Olson
erik at thekrib dot com