Abyssinian Red banana Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’ / Subtropical / Ornamentals Indoor
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 1.2-1.5 metres. In habitat with idea conditions it will grow to 6 metres so work on a 4-6 metre high plant in maturity.
- Prefers some shade, but will tolerate full sun.
- Prefers shade, but will tolerate some sunlight.
- Low wind tolerant.
- Won’t tolerate frosts.
- Grows to a height of 4 metres (approx).
- Excellent indoor palm.
- Requires adequate moisture.