Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'

Common Name: 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 Zone: Zones 10 - 11

Sunset Zone: Zones 13, 15 - 24; H1, H2

Mature Height: 15 - 20 feet

Mature Width: 10 - 15 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun, Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs: Regular