Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii ~ Red Banana-ServeScape
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii ~ Red Banana-ServeScape
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii ~ Red Banana-ServeScape

Red Banana

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii

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Red Banana is a huge banana-like tropical plant with a prominent red midrib on the huge paddle shaped foliage that emerges with maroon tints.  Grows best in full sun and rich, consistently moist well drained soils.  Treat as an annual if outside.


Perennial, Annual


8' - 10'


6' - 8'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

10 - 11


Full Sun

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: High maintenance.  Do not let soils dry out.  Protect from strong winds.  Outside plants must be overwintered to survive in areas outside zones.  To overwinter, bring inside and to a sunny room and reduce water and fertilizer.  If plant too large to pot, bring in after first frost and cut foliage down to 6-8" and store in cool, dark place until spring.  NOTE: Red Banana is harder to transplant, keeping in a pot is recommended.  Susceptible to anthracnose, wilt and mosiac virus.  Watch for common houseplant pests.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Tropical Accents or Group Plantings, Foundational Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: HeucheraDaylilyJapanese Barberry

IMAGES: KATHERINE WAGNER-REISSEnsete ventricosum 'Maurelii'CC BY-SA 4.0, (2) photo by pris.searsEnsete ventricosum, (3) photo by Jungle RebelEnsete ventricosum 'Maurelli', (4) Photo by Leonora (Ellie) EnkingEnsete ventricosum 'Maurelii'

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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