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Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii'
Common Name: Abyssinian Banana Family: Musaceae (The Banana Family)

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii'
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This bold giant banana relative has six to eight foot long paddle-like green leaves infused with rich burgundy red at least along the edges but in good specimens in full sun throughout the foliage. Use in a large container or plant out each year for a dramatic display. NOT HARDY. Maintain above five degrees Celsius as a house plant, in the basement or in a greenhouse. Totally worth it if you love tropical drama.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Tropical Africa
Native Habitat:
Open mountain forests.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom Colour 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height10-15'  Bloom Time 
Spread8-10'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone10-12  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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