• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Requires regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful Tropical Foliage
    Flowers appear only at full maturity.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:EN-se-te ven-tri-COH-sum
    Plant type:Perennial
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Burgundy
    Blooms:Flowers appear only at full maturity.
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasThis potent bronze-colored, fat-trunk Banana is very bold in the garden and used only as a single accent. Overdo it and you lose its dramatic form and impact. A very valuable plant for high-density coastal gardens to separate houses that may be just a few feet apart. Ideal for courtyards where they won't overgrow. With its single trunk, it is perfect for big exotic pots decorated with a South Pacific theme. In colder climates, it can be planted in large pots and sheltered indoors for the winter. Best in very sheltered locations such as courtyards, walled entry gardens, atriums and sheltered slots between buildings.
    Companion PlantsBougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Fatsia (Fatsia); Plumbago (Plumbago); Hibiscus (Hibiscus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-draining soil with ample organic matter. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer when new growth begins in spring. Shelter from harsh winds and frost.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Requires regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.