Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii' has 6-8 foot long paddle-like green leaves infused with rich burgundy red.
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii', a bold giant banana relative, has six to eight foot long paddle-like green leaves infused with rich burgundy red at least along the edges but throughout the foliage in full sun. Use in a large container or plant out each year for a dramatic display. Not hardy. Maintain above five degrees Celsius as a house plant, in the basement or in a greenhouse. Totally worth it if you love tropical drama.
Common Name: Abyssinian Banana
Family: Musaceae (The Banana Family)
Zone Hardiness: 10-12
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Green
Secondary Bloom Colour: Burgundy
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Open mountain forests.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Tropical Africa
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