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Ensete ventricosum, Musa arnoldiana, Musa ensete Maurelii, Red banana, Abyssinian banana, Ethiopian banana

Ensete ventricosum, Musa arnoldiana, Musa ensete Maurelii

Red banana, Abyssinian banana, Ethiopian banana
Family: Musaceae
Origin: Tropical Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This banana-like perennial has large paddle-shaped leaves, which range in color from deep claret brown to red-purple to pale green, produced from the center of the plant, with thick midribs bright red beneath. White flowers are borne in inflorescences 3 to 4 feet long. Fruits are banana-like but dry and unpalatable. Large reddish leaves. Reaches 20 feet or more.

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Ensete ventricosum, Musa arnoldiana, Musa ensete Maurelii, Red banana, Abyssinian banana, Ethiopian banana
Ensete ventricosum, Musa arnoldiana, Musa ensete Maurelii, Red banana, Abyssinian banana, Ethiopian banana
Ensete ventricosum, Musa arnoldiana, Musa ensete Maurelii, Red banana, Abyssinian banana, Ethiopian banana
Ensete ventricosum, Musa arnoldiana, Musa ensete Maurelii, Red banana, Abyssinian banana, Ethiopian banana


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/ensete_ventricosum.htm