Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||EN-se-te ven-tri-COH-sum|
|Lore||Although this plant is called a banana and falls into the same family, its fruit is not edible.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing to 15 to 20 ft. tall.|
|Design Ideas||The overall form of this single fat-trunk Banana actually resembles some long-leaved Palm. A valuable plant for high-density coastal gardens on the lee side of buildings protected from onshore breezes. This plant can reach tree-sized proportions, which may overwhelm smaller sites. It is unmatched for bringing down the scale of multistory walls and even offers a good deal of shade when mature. Best planted as a single specimen for drama or in small groves to create a more lush effect. This is a perfect plant for in between buildings.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Container, Poolside|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11