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Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelli’ (Decorative Banana)



Common Name: Red Banana tree, Abyssinian Banana, Wild Banana, Musa ensete

Ensete ventricosum, commonly called Abyssinian banana or wild banana, is a huge, banana-like, evergreen perennial that is very similar to plants in the genus Musa where it once resided as Musa ensete. As distinguished from Musa, this plant has a stronger leaf midrib and generally does not produce suckers. It is a fast-growing, evergreen perennial. Younger plants often will not flower and fruit for the first 3-5 years. 

Fast growing, tropical looking plant. This plant makes a great garden accent or lovely addition to large containers. Use in containers on the patio or poolside to bring the tropics to your backyard.  Be sure to provide plenty of direct sun for this plant. 

Size: 3.5” Potted Plant

Height: 3.0-7.0'

Spread: 3.0-5.0'

Ornamental Details: Huge paddle-shaped leaves (up to 10.0-20.0’ long and 2.0-4.0’ wide) are bright olive green with prominent midribs. Sheathing leafstalks form a trunk-like structure. White flowers (generally non-showy) in inflorescences appear somewhat hidden in summer on mature plants. Banana-like fruits (up to 3.0” long) are dry and inedible.

Light Requirement: Full Sun.

Soil Type: Plant in rich, well-draining soil. Ensure consistent moisture. 

Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11

Attributes: Deer Resistant, Foliage Interest, Fruit Interest, Large Leaf, Ornamental, Humidity Tolerant, Fast Growth, Tropical

Care: Moderate Care, Do not cut container plants back to base as this may prevent future flowering/fruiting, ‘Maurelii’ is reportedly more difficult to transplant than other varieties and therefore is not recommended for growing directly in the ground with dig up in fall

Brand Hong Quat Packging

Kg 54g

Calo 36 Calo

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