Plant Catalog - ENSETE VENTRICOSUM MAURELII


ENSETE VENTRICOSUM MAURELII

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Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'
Red Abyssinian Banana

A stately tropical perennial that resembles a banana plant with no edible fruit. Glossy, rich green leaves are tinged with red and accented with wine-red midribs. Leaves are large, reaching 10 - 20 feet long and 2 - 4 feet wide. Inconspicuous white flowers appear on mature plants in summer. Tolerates neither wind, nor frost. May be grown in a pot and moved indoors to survive winters. Native to Africa.

USDA zones: 10 - 11
Sunset zones: 13, 15 - 24, H1, H2
Mature size: 15 - 20 feet high and 10 - 15 feet wide
Light needs: partial shade or full sun
Water needs: regular water