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Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii'

Common Name: Ethiopian Black Banana
Plant Family: Musaceae
Plant Type: Tender Perennial


Banana-like plant with striking red-tinged leaves and dark red leaf stalks. Fast growing with leaves potentially to 6m long. Needs either a large tub (use John Innes No. 3 with added multipurpose) and plenty of water in summer, or can be plunged into the open ground for the summer. Bright light but shade from hot sun if grown under glass.

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Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii'
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POT SIZE/QUANTITY:  13 cm
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Height:  large (up to 12 feet)
Minimum temperature:  very tender - minimum plus 10 to 15 deg. C.
Position/Situation:  Sheltered, frost-free gardens
Planting Style:  sub tropical bed out
Leaf Colour:  Purple

Availability:  

2 in stock  

2 in stock

Price:  £7.60
List Price:  £9.50
Saving Of:  £1.90 (20%)
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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.