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Banana Ensete 'Maurelli' Plants for Sale Online
Banana Ensete ‘Maurelli’ is a tropical plant known for its large paddle-shaped foliage and sheathing trunk-like structure. Native to East Africa, this plant is also known as Ethiopian Banana and Red Abyssian. It’s bright olive-green, deep-brown, and red-purple ornamental foliage adds an exotic feel to any indoor or outdoor space. Red Banana Abyssian is fast-growing, so plant it in an area with a good amount of growing space.
Although this plant will grow banana-like fruit, it’s dry and not recommended for eating. Mature Banana Ensete ‘Maurelli’ will flower with white blooms, but younger plants don’t flower for 3 to 5 years. It’s also important to note that when planted in a container, Ethiopian Banana doesn’t flower either.
- Native to the tropical and subtropical forests of Africa
- Grows in upright habit
- Best planted or placed in full-sun
- High humidity and heat tolerant
|Mature Height:||8-10 Feet (indoors) or 12-20 Feet (outdoors)|
|Mature Width:||2-4 Feet|
|Foliage:||Burgundy, deep-brown, and red-purple|
|Soil Condition:||Moist, well-drained soil|
How to Care for Banana Ensete 'Maurelli' Plants
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
What is the best light for Banana Ensete ‘Maurelli’?
This tropical plant loves full sun, but tolerates partial-shade or light filtered sun. Proper sunlight will ensure a vibrant attractive foliage.
How do I fertilize Red Banana Abyssian?
We recommend fertilizing your plant during the growing season using high nitrogen organic fertilizer. Red Banana Abyssian is a heavy feeder, but only fertilize this plant when necessary to avoid root rotting.
How do I water Ethiopian Banana?
We recommend regularly watering your Banana Ensete ‘Maurelli’ to keep its large paddle-shaped leaves hydrated. This is a tropical plant, so it’s important to keep this plant in a humid environment to achieve the best growing results. In a container, use fish emulsion when watering for added nutrients.
What is the best soil for Red Abyssian?
For containers or planting in the ground, we recommend growing your Red Abyssian plant in organic rich, medium moisture, well-draining soil. When planting, be sure to place in an area that is protected from wind which can damage large leaves. Keep container soils consistently moist, but not wet. It’s important to note that this tree must be uprooted or moved inside during the winter months to avoid frost, which will ultimately kill the plant.