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Red Banana


Fast growing Ensetes are popular for their lush, tropical looking foliage. 'Maurelii' has dark red leaf stalks and olive-green leaves tinged with red on the upper surface and edges. Provide shelter from wind. Useful in courtyards, atriums, or containers. This plant may die back in a cold winter, but will return in spring.

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' (Musa e.)

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 10-12 ft.

Leaf shape : Paddle-shaped

Leaf color : Olive green and red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 10-15 ft.

Average size maturity height : 15-20 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F( Z9a)

Sunset zone : 13, 15-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes