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Pearl2011 12-24-2012 06:56 PM

Banana Plant Runners?
 
Do banana plant send out runners? Mine seen to be doing this and im wondering if this is how they reproduce?? I hope, wouls be a nice surprise:)

Byron 12-27-2012 04:51 PM

To the best of my knowledge, runners do not occur on Nymphoides aquatica [so-called Banana plant]. Roots will emerge and from down into the substrate (the "banana"-like tubers should not be buried but set in the top of the substrate), and leaves and sometimes an inflorescence (flower stalk) will grow up to the surface. The beginnings of any of these may be what you see.

Byron.

Pearl2011 12-27-2012 07:10 PM

Proabaly the first one. They look so cool, like the plant is floating, but the roots tether them down. Espicially from a distance

hellcatq 12-28-2012 01:41 PM

banna plant/tank picture
 
My banana plant has made a large stem up to the top and produced a sorta colored leaf thingy. The Leafs on it are nice and big bright green. I am really glad I got it.

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