Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Ornamental Red Banana
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Ornamental Red Banana

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Ornamental Red Banana

SKU: S10131
$56.00
Quick Facts
Common Name: Red Banana
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Sun
Mature Height: 8-10'
Spacing: 6-8' Read our Growing Guide
Ships as: 10" pot (foliage)
Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid April 2023, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details
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Ornamental Red Banana Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' is a showpiece in any garden, adding a towering spray of large, paddle-shaped, olive-green leaves with dark burgundy ribs to the patio or garden and instantly lending the surroundings the feel of a tropical paradise. Also known as the red Abyssinian Banana, these vigorous, fast-growing plants can reach up to 40’ tall in their natural tropical habitat, but deployed as annuals in cooler climates, they generally top out at 8-10’. Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Clay pot not included.

For more information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.

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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Ornamental Banana plants are members of two different genera—Musa and Ensete. They are native to parts of Asia, Africa, and Australia. All species prefer to be planted in average to moist soil in full sun after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to 60°F. They do not tolerate drought. Plants are grown for their impressive foliage and only a few species produce edible fruit.

Ornamental Bananas grow well in large containers and are very attractive near pools. Place in a location that will receive a bit of shade from the hottest of afternoon rays and allow ample space (3-6', depending upon the variety). Choose a site that is sheltered from wind so the leaves will not shred.

Plants may be wintered over indoors, but if you plan to do this with E. ‘Maurelii,’ you’ll want to pot it in a container in spring and not the ground as this particular variety, once settled, does not like to be disturbed; other varieties may be removed from the ground and potted up before frost. Bring indoors to overwinter in a sunny room with temperatures above 50°F.