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Common Name: Ethiopian Black BananaPlant 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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POT SIZE/QUANTITY: 13 cmRHS Award of Garden Merit: YesSeason of Interest: Summer to AutumnSun or Shade: Sun to Part ShadeHeight: large (up to 12 feet)Minimum temperature: very tender - minimum plus 10 to 15 deg. C.Position/Situation: Sheltered, frost-free gardensPlanting Style: sub tropical bed outLeaf Colour: Purple
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