Banana Plant - Nymphoides aquatica

The Banana Plant, also known as the Big Floating Heart, is a Rosette Plant. It has banana-shaped roots that remain partially unplanted, and store the nutrients for the rest of the plant. This is an amphibious plant and will grow either fully, or partially submerged.The Banana Plant may grow up to 6 inches tall and commonly flowers in the tank.

Water Conditions 
68-82° F
KH 3-6
pH 6.0-7.2


The Banana Plant requires moderate 
to bright light conditions. The banana-shaped roots of this plant should be planted no more than 1/4 of their length. Plant them by gently pressing them into the substrate.


Propagation occurs when adventitious plants are formed and firmly pressed into damp ground or the aquarium substrate. Fully formed leaves may also be pressed into substrate to form new plants.