Ethiopian Black Banana, Ensete (Musa) ventricosum 'Maurelii'

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The Ensete ventricosum, commonly known as the Ethiopian banana, Abyssinian banana, pseudo-banana and false banana, is an herbaceous species of flowering plant in the banana family Musaceae - Musa. 

This red-leaved African variety will grow in the UK climate, but requires frost protection, and is unlikely to flower.

For no fuss or mess you can put the plant in the growing pot it arrives in straight inside a decorative one. This also allows allows excess water to be drained after watering. 
For a good fit the opening (not diameter) and height of the new decorative pot need to be several centimetres greater than the current growing pot.
Here are recommended sizes - 

Size Diameter / Height Minimum Decorative Pot Opening Required
2 Litre

⌀17cm H13cm

19cm

4 Litre

⌀20cm H16.5cm

22cm

7 Litre

⌀25cm H20cm

27cm

10 Litre

⌀28cm H22.5cm 

30cm

15 Litre

⌀33cm H30cm

35cm

20 Litre

⌀35.5cm H32.5cm

38cm

 

For a seamless finish where the plant is potted into the decorative pot, liners are available to prevent water leaking and the pot from damage.

We also offer a potting service

Our library of plant care guides with useful information can be viewed here.

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