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Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii'

Abyssinian Banana

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii' Abyssinian Banana
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Care Information

  • Site

    Full sun to part shade. Will happily live outside over the warmer months.

  • Temperature

    Will grow very quickly in a warm spot. It will not survive even the slightest frost so best in a conservertory or very bright room.

  • Water

    Lots and lots over the growing season but really let it dry over the winter.

  • Feeding

    When growing it can be fed once a week with a balanced soluble feed. If you want it to slow down reduce the frequency.

  • Tip

    The leaves can be chopped back over the winter as it becomes dormant. Watch out for red spider mite it loves this plant!

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii'

Abyssinian Banana

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A great plant for the conservatory. Orignating in Africa and unrivalled for its presence and intensity of color, due to huge paddle-shaped leaves, stained almost purple red, erupting from its bulbous purple trunk. Its a lovely lovley thing!

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  • Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii' Abyssinian Banana
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130cm high

  • Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii' Abyssinian Banana
  • Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii' close up detail Close-up

170cm high

Self Watering Container?
These plants are also available ready potted in one of our self watering containers (see container pictures below)... the price includes the plant, self watering system and container. All the plants will arrive all potted up with the self watering system installed, just unpack it and enjoy!

Already got a plant pot?
We also sell self-watering systems, which will fit into your pre-existing plant pot!

Self Watering Container?
These plants are also available ready potted in one of our self watering containers (see container pictures below)... the price includes the plant, self watering system and container. All the plants will arrive all potted up with the self watering system installed, just unpack it and enjoy!

Already got a plant pot?
We also sell self-watering systems, which will fit into your pre-existing plant pot!

Care Information

  • Site

    Full sun to part shade. Will happily live outside over the warmer months.

  • Temperature

    Will grow very quickly in a warm spot. It will not survive even the slightest frost so best in a conservertory or very bright room.

  • Water

    Lots and lots over the growing season but really let it dry over the winter.

  • Feeding

    When growing it can be fed once a week with a balanced soluble feed. If you want it to slow down reduce the frequency.

  • Tip

    The leaves can be chopped back over the winter as it becomes dormant. Watch out for red spider mite it loves this plant!

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