Abyssinian banana Ensete ventricosum

Abyssinian banana


E. ventricosum is a tender perennial with erect, narrowly oblong leaves to 3m in length, the midrib red beneath, and white flowers hidden amongst deep red bracts, but rarely produced in cultivation

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Abyssinian banana Ethiopian banana

    • Common names

      Musa ensete

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      2.5-4 metres

    • Spread

      2.5-4 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Remove dead leaves, cutting no lower than the base of each leaf blade

  • bambooSoil

    Sand, SoilLoam

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

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  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed. Germination is erratic

  • insectPests

    Prone to glasshouse red spider mite and aphids under glass

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free