Abyssinian Red Banana Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’

Back in stock!

Like the manta ray of the subtropical world with their hugely flappy, deliciously ox- blood red leaves, the Abyssinian ornamental banana is back at CPAC

This banana-like perennial has large paddle-shaped leaves, which range in color from deep claret brown to red-purple to pale green, produced from the center.
Grow outdoors in rich soil in a sheltered area. This is an ornamental banana only- it doesn’t produce fruit.

If grown in a pot or container the banana will attain a height of 2 metres. In habitat with idea conditions it will grow to 6 metres so work on a 4-6 metre high plant in maturity.

Grade Height Indication Price Available Order
15 litre pot New Grade 150cm $172.50 12
All prices are in NZ$ and GST inclusive but exclude freight (if applicable).
  • Requires afternoon shade, prefers filtered sunlight.
  • Requires shade or bright filtered light with no direct sunlight.
  • Low wind tolerant.
  • Requires frost free site or indoors.
  • Grows to a height of 4 metres (approx).
  • Manages an indoor situation.
  • Requires adequate moisture.
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