Red Leaved Banana
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'
Pronunciation: EN-se-te ven-tri-COH-sum
|Description||A stunning palm-like plant with huge, broad leaves that fan out from a single trunk. Bold-colored foliage has wine-red and bronze tones with prominent venation. A popular choice for tropical-inspired gardens. Perfect for large patio containers. Evergreen in frost-free climates.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fast Growing|
|Landscape Use||Container, Poolside|
|Design Ideas||This 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 Plants||Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Fatsia (Fatsia); Plumbago (Plumbago); Hibiscus (Hibiscus)|
|Care||Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water regularly during growing season to maintain evenly moist soil; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer when new growth begins in spring. Shelter from harsh winds and frost.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.