Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum Maurelii - Red Abysinnian Banana

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana

Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
RHS Garden Merit
  • A great new colour addition to architectural foliage Bananas for tropical garden look
  • Lovely purple stems and red purple leaf veins and edges in full sun
  • Leaves reach 75cm long eac year - grow in hot, sunny warm spots in large pots
  • Grows 1M tall or so each year, then dies back. Not winter hardy, so protect from frost each Winter and keep dry.
  • Supplied in a 1L pots, 30-40cm tall, ready to grow away quickly in Summer.
Potted 1L 30-40cm tall - Item: 680065
Only £14.99
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6L potted - Item: (680188)
RRP £39.99
Deal Price £34.99
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*Despatched from 25/04/2021

Product Description

Bananas have become very popular in the last few years, for their large architectural leaves as opposed to their fruit!

The Red Abyssinian Banana is a relative newcomer, and brings with it a stunning colour addition - the huge paddle shaped leaves that can reach 75cm long in a season are heavily veined burgundy red, and in full sun the leaf edges have a very red tinge.

Grow in large heavy pots for stability, in full sun and warm spots, and feed and water well in June-August when they grow quickly. Borderline hardy, so in late Autumn, allow leaves to die back and cut stem to 20cm tall, and bring somewhere frost free till following May. Keep dry, and new leaves should quickly emerge next year.

Supplied as a 30-40cm tall plant in a 1L pot, ready to plant out. Please note that plants may a bit taller in summer when sent out as growth is rapid.

What Is Supplied

Item 680065 supplied as:
Supplied as 1L potted plant c. 30-40cm tall
Item 680188 supplied as:
Supplied approx 1m tall in a 6L pot.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Water really well when growing in summer.
  • Protect from winter frost  by bringing indoors.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
250cm
250cm
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Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana
6L potted
Item: 680065
Only £14.99