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Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’

For sale by Maureen Watson

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Stunning Red Banana plant,healthy and growing well.Unfortunately it is not frost hardy and would need to overwinter in a frost free garage,greenhouse or conservatory and I have nowhere to keep it

Ensete ventricosum  ‘Maurelii’ | Stone, Staffordshire, ST15
Ensete ventricosum  ‘Maurelii’ | Stone, Staffordshire, ST15
Plant Size
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150cm × 100cm

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Plant Finder: about Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’

Common names

Ethiopian Black Banana, Abyssinian Banana


Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’ (Ethiopian Black Banana). This is a plant grown in temperate climates as an ornamental, however, the roots and centres of the tree are used in Africa as a staple food. The leaves have central purple veins and are large and paddle-shaped, much like a banana plant, and they turn purple as they mature.


This plant needs winter protection and planting in a protected position in the garden.

Interest and use

Ornamental foliage, also grown as a food crop and used for fibre and feeding livestock in Africa.

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Ensete ventricosum  ‘Maurelii’ | Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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