Musa Ensete Ventricosum Maurelii Ethiopian Black Banana 100 cm
Musa Ensete Ventricosum Maurelii Ethiopian Black Banana

Musa Ensete Ventricosum Maurelii Ethiopian Black Banana 100 cm

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Ensete Maurelii also known as Ethiopian Black Banana brings an amazing tropical feeling to your home. It has huge exotic sail-like foliage. Most of the leaf surface has a red flush to them and the undersides are a rich dark crimson in colour giving instant impact and a sense of the jungle.

This variety is also an spectacular specimen plant for an exotic style garden! 
Very fast and easy to grow, just water and feed generously during the growing season. Dig up and store dry in winter. Best kept sheltered from strong winds to avoid the leaves shredding. You can Grow it outdoors in frost-free area in humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade or grow under glass in temperate greenhouse in loam-based compost with shade from hot sun. Keep well ventilated. 

Light: the more sun you can provide, the better. Ensete leaves grown in a spiral from the short central stem and resemble banana leaves, except they are reddish, with a strong red midrib. Adequate coloration depends on getting plenty of sunlight, so expect it to redden up in the summer.

Watering: Like bananas, these like lots of water. They can be found growing in wet soil alongside ponds or streams. They also appreciate plenty of humidity, so during dry winter months, it's best to set up a humidifier or mist the plants daily to provide plenty of moisture to the leaves.

TemperatureFor ideal formation, the plant further requires 68° degrees Fahrenheit (20° C). During winter, the plant needs partial shade and a minimum temperature of 54° degrees Fahrenheit (12° C).

Fertilizer: These are very heavy feeders (also like bananas). Fertilize with a slow-release pellets fertilizer in the beginning of the growing season. 

Tips: bananas, are very tropical specimen plants that would do beautifully in a conservatory or sunroom. The key to successful growth is more: more water, more light, more fertilizer, and more warmth. They are not especially tender and can withstand colder temperatures and will recover, although there might be some browning of the leaf margins.

Origin: In its wild form, it is native to the eastern edge of the Great African Plateau, extending northwards from South Africa through Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to Ethiopia, and west to the Congo, being found in high-rainfall forests on mountains, and along forested ravines and streams.

Toxicity: Ensete Maurelii has no toxic effects reported.

This Plant supplied in nursery pot  Ø- 12 cm x h- 11.5 cm.