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Abyssinian Banana (Red Maurelii)

Tropical-looking foliage has red-tinged leaves with dark red leaf stalks. Plant where protected from wind to keep leaves from being shredded. Good as an accent plant in containers, indoors or out.

Companion Plants

Common Boxwood

Italian Cypress

Spreading Juniper

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Abyssinian Banana (Red Maurelii)

  • Botanical name

    Ensete (Musa) ventricosum

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 10 (30°F) to USDA Zone 11 (40°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    15-20' (4.5-6 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Once a month

  • Water


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Protect from winter winds