10 litres – approximate height over 40 cm / 1.3 ft
15 litres – approximate height over 60 cm / 2.0 ft
25 litres – approximate height over 100 cm / 3.3 ft
Despite its sensitive, tender nature, the Abyssinian Banana, Ensete ventricosum, is becoming increasingly popular as a summer bedding plant in Britain. It’s well suited to growing in tropical garden schemes, bearing giant, jungle-like paddles of rich red and green leaves from its thick, leafy trunk.Ensete ventricosum is extremely fast growing, and will quickly grow into a space, as the focal point of the display. For best results, grow in a warm sunny, sheltered spot, away from strong winds, which can damage the leaves and make them look unsightly. Water regularly and feed with a nitrogen-rich fertiliser once a fortnight. In autumn, cut the plants down and either dig them up and transfer them into pots, which you can move indoors until late spring. In southern regions, it may be possible to wrap the plants with a thick later of horticultural fleece and mulch around the roots with well-rotted manure or compost. However you overwinter them, Ensete ventricosum plants should regrow quickly from late-spring onwards. plant with an evergreen perennial habit, it can reachvv 4 to 6 meters in height, while its diameter can reach up to 4 m. the leaves are very long and the flowers, which bloom in summer, are white. It prefers partial shade exposures and temperate climates, with the need for well-drained soils. It can reach temperatures as low as 7 ° C.
Latin name: Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’
Sysnonyms: Ensete ventricosum ‘Rubrum’, Musa ‘Santa Morelli’, Ensete ‘Maurelii’
Common name: Abyssinian banana, Ethiopian black banana
Genus: Ensete are robust evergreen perennials forming a short stem, with large paddle-shaped leaves and pendent terminal clusters of cup-shaped flowers, followed by dry banana-like fruits
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial Shade
Soil type: Well drained, light, sandy
Delivery Cost: This is calculated based on the total size, weight and quantity of your order, as well as the location of your delivery address. You will see the final price at the Online Checkout Page (before making payment). Our website will automatically calculate the lowest possible delivery price and apply discounts to orders of certain products – giving you the best value delivery every time!
Please note that high-volume orders will decrease your delivery costs significantly by spreading the price across multiple items. Visit our Delivery Policy page for more information.