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Old 02-18-2005, 06:15 PM   #1
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I have heared everything from everyone about how to plant a banana plant, twp people at the fish strore siad to plant all of the banana while the other guy said to jsut let it sink to the bottom. I have also heared to plant only the bottom half of the bananas. What is the correct way of planting it?

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Old 02-18-2005, 06:31 PM   #2
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I have had great growth planting the bottom half only. Plus it's tubers are what gives it it's unique look and it's name.
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I have seen pictures where Takashi Amano has used it and he seems to plant the tubers completely under the substrate. There is no sign of them at all. The only reason I know for sure it is Anubias nana is because the name is given. I am guessing that planting them completely under the substrate won't hurt the plant, but then again, he could have just hidden the roots behind something.
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Old 02-21-2005, 05:55 PM   #4
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Banana plant, Nymphoides aquatica is not Anubias nana, but people ask the same type question regarding planting it's rhizome in the substrate. I think it will grow well either way, even on the substrate. It a matter of preference, if you want to see the "bananas." I heard it prefers cooler water.
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:14 AM   #5
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Banana plant, Nymphoides aquatica is not Anubias nana, but people ask the same type question regarding planting it's rhizome in the substrate. I think it will grow well either way, even on the substrate. It a matter of preference, if you want to see the "bananas." I heard it prefers cooler water.
i think he meant, the only reasone he can tell it isnt anubias nana...

Anubias nana! do not plant the rhizome in the substrate, ever! it will rot and die on you.
or are you talking about Banana plant?
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