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Menyanthaceae

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Introducing a new banana lily to your fish tank is very simple. First, make sure your aquarium has at least two inches of substrate, such as aquarium gravel or sand. Then, select an area in the tank that has good lighting and gentle water flow. At six inches tall, this species can be used as a foreground or midground plant, or even as a background plant for a 5-gallon nano tank.

The key is to not suffocate the tubers or banana-shaped roots, which are used for nutrient storage. Just rest the plant’s tubers on top of the substrate, or plant the tubers about a quarter of an inch into the substrate. If the plant tries to float away, use some rocks or even plant weights to keep it down. If the plant still refuses to stay put, don’t worry – it will eventually send down long roots to attach itself to the ground.

Family Name: Menyanthaceae

Origin: USA

Height: 4-6”

pH: 6-7.2

Care: Moderate

Light: Moderate

Co2: Not necessary

Propagation: Adventitious Plants, Formed leaves pressed into substrate

Growth rate: Medium

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