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

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 Ensete ventricosum, Musa arnoldiana, Musa ensete Maurelii
Family: Musaceae
Red banana, Abyssinian banana, Ethiopian banana
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

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

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

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

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Red banana, Abyssinian banana, Ethiopian banana. 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. Does not produce edible fruit
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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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$37.00

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