Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
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Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana

Spectacular in an exotic-style garden.
  • A great new colour addition to architectural foliage Bananas for tropical garden look
  • Lovely purple stems and red purple leaf veins and edges in full sun
  • Leaves reach 75cm long eac year - grow in hot, sunny warm spots in large pots
  • Grows 1M tall or so each year, then dies back. Not winter hardy, so protect from frost each Winter and keep dry.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 12cm pot, approx. 30-40cm tall, ready to plant out.

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Bananas have become very popular in the last few years, for their large architectural leaves as opposed to their fruit!

The Red Abyssinian Banana is a relative newcomer, and brings with it a stunning colour addition - the huge paddle shaped leaves that can reach 75cm long in a season are heavily veined burgundy red, and in full sun the leaf edges have a very red tinge.

Grow in large heavy pots for stability, in full sun and warm spots, and feed and water well in June-August when they grow quickly. Borderline hardy, so in late Autumn, allow leaves to die back and cut stem to 20cm tall, and bring somewhere frost free till following May. Keep dry, and new leaves should quickly emerge next year.

Supplied as an established plant in a 12cm pot, approx. 30-40cm tall, ready to plant out.

Please note that plants may a bit taller in summer when sent out as growth is rapid.

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Item 680065 supplied as:

Supplied as an established plant in a 12cm pot, approx. 30-40cm tall, ready to plant out.

Please note that plants may a bit taller in summer when sent out as growth is rapid.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost

Top Tips

Water well during the summer months and protect from winter frost by bringing indoors.

Care Information

  • Under glass, grow in loam-based potting compost (JI No.3) in full light with shade from hot sun; repot every other year, in spring.
  • In warmer parts of the country for outdoors grow in a sheltered position in humus-rich well-drained soil in full sun.
  • Keep well watered and protect from drying winds which can shred the leaves.
  • During the growing season water regularly and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each month.
  • Frost tender, so foliage will be blackened. 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.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
250 cm
250 cm
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