Hardiness zone 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b. When sitting outside there is probably other bugs in there besides spider mites that I don't want in the house. 20 Currently unavailable. Thanked 82 Times in 38 Posts. Some of them are here in town nearby though and I get to drive by them often and the biggest is around 8' now. By the way, Ensete ventricosum are referred to as “look-alike” banana plants because they are similar to the Musa genus but not part of the Musa genus. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Heck no! Someday he’ll look back at this photo and say his Aunt was nuts about plants. Was I don’t risk putting this plant out too early after all the effort to store and reawaken it. It's amazing how fast this one grows. ... Leaves reach 75cm long each year - best grown in hot, sunny spots in large pots. Benefits from frequent light applications of liquid fertilizer. It started as a small plant in May. It’s so cute to see them get together and my Uncle joked with me about how I built a foundation for my plants – he was correct! Do not leave this process until the night before the first frost. Characteristics: Culinary Plants, Giant Plants, Pollinator Plants, Tropical Looking Plants, Colored Foliage, Patterned Foliage, Banana Plants, Living Wall --… My maurelli is now putting out new leaves, its been pretty dry but frost free, my basjoos, in pots, seemed unhappy being dry, even though just frost free. That was it for me! Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana. Due to our Covid year, as you may already know, all my workshops have been cancelled this year (2020). I don't think the one I sent you will get much over three-four feet tall this year. You have to really coat the tops and bottoms of the leaves thoroughly to make it work. That's very interesting info, Tray, and written in a way that's easily understood! It is hard to believe this once towering plant at 9 or so feet last year with 6 foot long leaves is now a stump that will regrow to the same size again in no time. Planting in a container automatically elevates the pseudo-trunk more into direct view, and it's colorful and thick enough to deserve that prominence. Supplied in a 1L pots, 30-40cm tall, ready to grow away quickly in Summer. Out of curiousity, do any of you keep your maureliis in pots full time? Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. Thanked 1,800 Times in 682 Posts. In southern regions, it may be possible to wrap the plants with a thick later of horticultural fleece and mulch around the roots with well-rotted manure or compost. It gets the morning sun on the east side, which my nephew is facing in this above photo, and later, it gets shade in the afternoon as the sun moves over head to the west. Thanks for the info Sandy! Feb 10, 2020 - Ensete maurelii aka Red Abyssinian Banana Tree. Select your plant. Ensete maurelii only flowers in tropical climates, with more than a year of sustained hot weather and uninterrupted growth. I've been reading everything I can here, on GW, and on the PalmsNorth website too. It’s a red banana plant to me! She lives in Connecticut also. I purchased a Ensete Ventricosum Maurelii off eBay (not from Sandy) and I'll admit so far I have yet to be impressed with it. I do think Ensete should not be confused with Musa, which, just my thoughts, I would not think will survive the drying out process. How to Determine which Plants to Bring Inside, 3 Signs it is Time to Move your Plants In. My love started with palm trees.... through those (which I haven't begun with yet...not ready to do the lights/heating and covering thing! ( Log Out / Ensete Maurellii is a huge banana cousin. Ensete leaves grown in a spiral from the short central stem and resemble banana leaves, except they are reddish, with a strong red midrib. I will find the link for you and post it again! Ensete ventricosum can be grown from seed. We both were very happy to see the lush growth of our plantings. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. ), I learned of basjoos, and thought, wow, I can have a tropical look without the heating and boxing up! Sure enough, the plant sensed the temperatures changes, and I could see white growth from the top through the plastic taping I used to close the top. Jul 24, 2018 - Ensete maurelii aka Red Abyssinian Banana Tree. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock. I'd go ahead and just grow it in the ground or even potted for this season. It hasn't grown much at all and I'm starting to wonder about it - I've had it for several weeks now. The red Abyssinian banana (Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’) is a magnificent plant with huge red-tinged leaves, ideal as the centrepiece in a tropical-themed border. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Looks like you are zone 7b – These do not over make it thru winters in that zone. 18. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Another time, when babysitting my nephew, I tortured him a bit by taking several photos of him in his stroller before we went for a walk. Or...letting it go dormant in my insulated, but unheated garage, covered up. Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana. Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’ – A Big Red Banana Plant Revived Again! Grows in Sun to Part Sun. Partner plants. Many people will ask if my red banana plant will get bananas, and the answer is no, probably not. I also intentionally located it by our pool and below our deck, knowing the leaves would rise to the top of the deck railing where it could be seen as it grew to its towering heights. In autumn, cut the plants down and either dig them up and transfer them into pots, which you can move indoors until late spring. Water: Like bananas, these like lots of water. Musella lasiocarpa is also called Chinese dwarf banana, golden lotus banana or Chinese yellow banana in reference to its port and its magnificent inflorescence golden yellow. Ensete ventricosum plants should regrow quickly from late-spring onwards. Through learning more about basjoos, I saw the maurelii, and OMG. They were having a fun day and it was a treat to have them stop by. Generally, the ensete maurelii plant is transplanted yearly into new pots, until they are finally ready to be cultivated in the field, where they stay until harvest. Le migliori offerte per Red Abissino Banana-Ensete maurelii-Resistente Al Freddo Pianta tropicale Albero Della Banana sono su eBay Confronta prezzi e caratteristiche di prodotti nuovi e usati Molti articoli con consegna gratis! Color combinations. Characteristics: Culinary Plants, Giant Plants, Pollinator Plants, Tropical Looking Plants, Colored Foliage, Patterned Foliage, Banana Plants, Living Wall --… Thanked 845 Times in 361 Posts. They can reach heights of 8 to 10 feet, perhaps even 12 in the best of situations, and take full sun with medium moisture. As you can see, the leaves began to rise. I’m going to call you ! Thanked 117 Times in 64 Posts. It may look like something out of a horror movie when you look at this image above of the plant as it is reawakening in the early spring, but believe me it won’t be long before it is returned to its beautiful state. I also found the spot where it was placed to be a nice private place to sit and have a cocktail in the summer. Or keeping it in a pot, where it would stay, and either growing it inside through the winter, provided I can give it enough sun, or keep it in the pot (cut up or not) and let it go dormant in the basement. Red Banana can reach full size with a couple of weeks of warm weather. So it'll be do-able to bring it in potted. Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1. The most ornamental characteristic is that the foliage is flushed with burgundy, especially concentrated as the new growth emerges. I'm a first season of growing a Ensete. Flower Color is Purple/Lavender and blooms in. Needs a little shade from strong midday summer sun. Then we hope you will join the community. Serena’s Red Banana Plants in her CT Garden 2013. And by the way, remember any plants you move outside to move into a shady location first so the leaves won’t burn when it is exposed to sun for the first time. - Banana Forum - GardenWeb, Red Stripe Ensete Banana Tree [Ensete maurelii], Top 5 reasons people in Zone 5 grow bananas. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Characteristics: Culinary Plants, Giant Plants, Pollinator Plants, Tropical Looking Plants, Colored Foliage, Patterned Foliage, Banana Plants, Living Wall --… Flower Color is Purple/Lavender and blooms in . Just how much HEAT/SUNSHINE can ensete maureliis get? I opened up the box and positioned the root base to be standing upright. Please share this blog site if you find it useful! Thanks, I'll check out your photos! I ordered two basjoos, hoping if I killed one I'd have one as a back up...but just got one maurelii...knowing the work invovled, and hoping I could take good care of the one I have. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. When Picking Out a Mother’s Day Plant – This Is The Only Thing You Need to Know, Cathy T’s Container Gardening Services – What I Do for You | Container Crazy Cathy T, Search Terms – A Look at Last Week’s | Container Crazy Cathy T, 3 Signs it is Time to Move your Plants In | Container Crazy CT. What do you need to make a Fantastic Holiday Wreath? Thank you for visiting my blog today, and please share it with your gardening and plant lovin' friends. Here he is waving at me. Plants Container Plants Geranium Plant Red Geraniums Geraniums Flower Planters Geraniums Red Container Gardening Pretty Gardens. I chop my down and store the root base – I show how to on my blog and offer a workshop but you are not near me. Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Cathy Testa – Owner of Container Crazy CT. She writes topics on this blog site. Used widely as a landscaping foliage plant Ensete ventricosum do not like exposed windy positions and will die back in winter in colder climates at the first sign of frost. Plants for sale are Ensete Maurelii 4″ deep pots, plants are between 4″- 24″ tall They grow fast!! Contact us anytime! http://www.cathytesta.com It will sit in my spare room until ready to head outdoors, and as noted above, after all chances of the late spring frost has passed. 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