Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’

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One of the showiest plants for the summer garden, this Abyssinian banana grows at a rate of knots in summer (if kept well fed and watered), producing amazing burgundy-flushed green leaves. It makes a spectacular specimen plant for an exotic-style garden in a frost-free area. Where temperatures fall below 7°C (45°F), it’s best grown in a large pot that can be moved under glass during the colder months, or keep it in a temperate greenhouse, shaded from hot sun throughout the year.

Supplied in 14cm growers pot

Eventual height & spread: 5m * 4m

Position: Full sun

Soil: Moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil

How to care for Ensete ventricosum Maurelii:

During the growing season water regularly and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. In frost-prone areas lift outdoor specimens before the first frosts, reducing the top-growth to the newest 2 or 3 leaves and cutting back the long roots. Overwinter under glass in a frost-free greenhouse until all risk of frost has passed.

Please note:

This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

Please note: images show how this plant may look at various stages of maturity. The size you choose may look different.