<div style="font-weight: bold;">&lt;div style=&quot;font-weight: bold;&quot;&gt;&amp;lt;di v style=&amp;quot;font-weight: bold;&amp;quot;&amp;gt;&a mp;amp;lt;di v sty, Was Used widely as a landscaping foliage plant Ensete ventricosum do not like exposed windy positions and will die back in winter in colder climates at the first sign of frost. The most ornamental characteristic is that the foliage is flushed with burgundy, especially concentrated as the new growth emerges. See my Cathy T “5 Must Do’s for Container Gardening” for more information about how to succeed with container gardening. Here he is waving at me. Red banana plants love organic rich soils, so the large cement planter it grew in last year at my home during the summer is probably where it will return this season. I ordered two basjoos, hoping if I killed one I'd have one as a back up...but just got one maurelii...knowing the work invovled, and hoping I could take good care of the one I have. I don’t risk putting this plant out too early after all the effort to store and reawaken it. I plan to over winter it in a pot in the heated garage, so hopefully next Spring it'll respond better in the ground. Feb 10, 2020 - Ensete maurelii aka Red Abyssinian Banana Tree. Grows in Sun to Part Sun. Using Milorganite on Bananas-For the Ultimate Growth! You can see the overwintering preparation steps on my blog post from the winter. They are the worst pest on ensete. Thanks, I'll check out your photos! Contact us anytime! Many people will ask if my red banana plant will get bananas, and the answer is no, probably not. I also intentionally located it by our pool and below our deck, knowing the leaves would rise to the top of the deck railing where it could be seen as it grew to its towering heights. Digging the plants out of the ground and transferring them to pots for the winter. Okay – maybe not as large as my cement planter is possible for some folks, but remember the plant gets big, so you want a good sized pot, not only to give it a nice soil environment, but because a large pot will hold down a large plant well in the winds and will require less watering because it won’t dry out as fast as smaller pots. I would for sure keep it in a pot this year, I'm thinking, considering it's going to be less than 12" tall when I get it...doubt it will get very big before it gets cold. As of November 2020, focus is on planning ahead for the holidays. As you can see, the leaves began to rise. I live in Omaha where as you know gets pretty cold winters and am planning on over wintering mine inside and hopefully keep it alive and growing throughout the winter. By the way, Ensete ventricosum are referred to as “look-alike” banana plants because they are similar to the Musa genus but not part of the Musa genus. Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. They are crossed by a … Ensete maurelii goes with any colors, so combinations are guided by texture, size, and similarity of growing conditions. Out of curiousity, do any of you keep your maureliis in pots full time? Please share this blog site if you find it useful! Generally, the ensete maurelii plant is transplanted yearly into new pots, until they are finally ready to be cultivated in the field, where they stay until harvest. Learning there are plenty of WI folks who've had good luck with ensete....so hoping to learn from them! It happened to be a beautiful sunny day so my juices got going to get this baby into a better environment, and I watered it lightly again. This step was taken to reduce any chance of the fungus to spread. A limited supply of these plants will be available at Cathy T’s upcoming class, the “Big Container Garden Party (Class)” on Saturday, May 24th. Flower Color is Purple/Lavender and blooms in . ... Leaves reach 75cm long each year - best grown in hot, sunny spots in large pots. Thank you for visiting my blog today, and please share it with your gardening and plant lovin' friends. And it will go back outside in three weeks. Thanked 1,800 Times in 682 Posts. It may look like something out of a horror movie when you look at this image above of the plant as it is reawakening in the early spring, but believe me it won’t be long before it is returned to its beautiful state. The wine-red coloring of the top of the large, 10 to 12 foot long leaves and leaf stems combined with the tall pseudo-trunk make this large tropical unique. Jan 16, 2020 - Ensete maurelii aka Red Abyssinian Banana Tree. I'd love to help my basjoos out too. Can't you/me just spray them off with spray bug killer before you bring them inside? She lives in Connecticut also. I chop my down and store the root base – I show how to on my blog and offer a workshop but you are not near me. maurelii are easy in pots. I have just ordered one, and I live in a cold winter climate, so have to Ensete Maurelii in pots? Adequate coloration depends on getting plenty of sunlight, so expect it to redden up in the summer. Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1. Heck, I'm considering bringing my basjoos in (potting them) this year, because they're quite small...and not sure if they can handle a zone 5 winter this year, even protected. It started as a small plant in May. This is a plant for planting zones 9-10 so it is not hardy in Connecticut but it is a great specimen to grow in pots – it grows large fast and the root base can be stored over the winter. The following summer, it produced a bloom and had tiny bananas which her family was afraid to eat because they never experienced that before. I also found the spot where it was placed to be a nice private place to sit and have a cocktail in the summer. Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’ – A Big Red Banana Plant Revived Again! It hasn't grown much at all and I'm starting to wonder about it - I've had it for several weeks now. Do not leave this process until the night before the first frost. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more. Red banana plants (Ensete ventricosum, also called Abyssinian banana) are herbaceous perennials from the Musaceae family hardy to zones 10 to 11. 20 Currently unavailable. Benefits from frequent light applications of liquid fertilizer. So it'll be do-able to bring it in potted. The summer plant has the tendency to be transplanted multiple times, often 3 to 4 times; depending on the region it is planted. When sun and good moisture are provided, it will… I don't mind the work, but seems to me the planting, digging up every year might be hard on the plant? Supplied in a 6L pots, approx 1m tall, ready to grow away quickly in summer. Have to admit, I'm not familiar with perlite, never used it...but will get informed on that now! Ensete leaves grown in a spiral from the short central stem and resemble banana leaves, except they are reddish, with a strong red midrib. That's very interesting info, Tray, and written in a way that's easily understood! Perennial; Tender; Grows at an amazing rate in summer, producing truly stunning, huge, thick, dark green leaves, heavily flushed with burgundy shades. Change ). When you bring them in, keep a close eye out for spider mites. If you do this, be careful to not cut the layer below the piece you are removing. I opened up the box and positioned the root base to be standing upright. musa ensete 'maurellii' We're not entirely sure that anyone knows what the correct name for this plant is but we call it the red leafed version ('Maurellii') of Ensete ventricosum. KarlGercens.com GARDEN LECTURES has uploaded 183897 photos to Flickr. But this is very doable if you store the plant appropriately over the winter, and follow the steps below to revive it to be planted again each year. And because, as a Blog Follower, you will not miss new workshop postings. You can see how the leaves reached the railings. Characteristics: Culinary Plants, Giant Plants, Pollinator Plants, Tropical Looking Plants, Colored Foliage, Patterned Foliage, Banana Plants, Living Wall --… Characteristics: Culinary Plants, Giant Plants, Pollinator Plants, Tropical Looking Plants, Colored Foliage, Patterned Foliage, Banana Plants, Living Wall --… They can reach heights of 8 to 10 feet, perhaps even 12 in the best of situations, and take full sun with medium moisture. The process involves removing the majority of leaves. Written by Cathy Testa The Ensete maurelii is also called Red Abyssinian Banana. When sun and good moisture are provided, it will give you a show to remember, especially if you are not from the tropics, as most would not expect such a large tropical specimen to be growing in your Connecticut yard. Growing to only 10' tall in temperate climates (20' tall in tropical areas), Ensete maurelii makes a superb ornamental for the summer border. Ensete maurelii, or Red Banana Plant, features huge, green, paddle-shaped leaves with red margins and dark red leaf stalks growing rapidly from a central trunk. As I mentioned, in my blog post last fall about how to overwinter (store) a red banana plant, I took photos of the plant repeatedly last season. And while it may look tattered, not to worry, it will perk up and look better in no time. I also had people stand in front of it when I’d walk them around to my backyard for them to see my big red banana plant. Grows in Sun to Part Sun. Over winter dry when in pots if you have a place a couple of degrees above freezing to store them. These are effectively clones, keeping the characteristics of the parent. I'd go ahead and just grow it in the ground or even potted for this season. Water: Like bananas, these like lots of water. We both were very happy to see the lush growth of our plantings. The summer plant has the tendency to be transplanted multiple times, often 3 to 4 times; depending on the region it is planted. You'll just have to start with a smaller one and pot it up as it grows. I knew THAT's what I had to have! Grow in rich, moist soil. Thanks Sandy, you're who the maurelii is coming from! Burgundy is my color....my horse barn's burgundy, my mailbox, so many things in my house...it's just my color. http://www.cathytesta.com The next day, I carried it upstairs to a room so it could get warmer conditions and some soft light. This is a huge ornamental plant with leaves up … If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at containercathy@gmail.com. Hardiness zone 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b. In southern regions, it may be possible to wrap the plants with a thick later of horticultural fleece and mulch around the roots with well-rotted manure or compost. I've been reading everything I can here, on GW, and on the PalmsNorth website too. Help share the gardening and plant love. ( Log Out /  I had just realized that I hadn't taken pics of Ensete before I sent you to my gallery, but took some just today. Ensete ventricosum can be grown from seed. Then we hope you will join the community. Hardiness zone 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b. I don't think the one I sent you will get much over three-four feet tall this year. If you have a really large container—I use a 36-inch terra-cotta pot—Ensete maurelii can be an above-ground architectural flourish. Growing to only 10' tall in temperate climates (20' tall in tropical areas), Ensete maurelii makes a superb ornamental for the summer border. The Ensete ventricosum Maurelii has a thick trunk, called stipe, bulbous. You have to really coat the tops and bottoms of the leaves thoroughly to make it work. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Heck no! Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. So recently, I went down to my basement to check on the box. This odd group of plants grow very similar to bananas with large leaves and big trunks. ( Log Out /  Cathy Testa. Clusters Generally, the ensete maurelii plant is transplanted yearly into new pots, until they are finally ready to be cultivated in the field, where they stay until harvest. - Banana Forum - GardenWeb, Red Stripe Ensete Banana Tree [Ensete maurelii], Top 5 reasons people in Zone 5 grow bananas. Thanked 117 Times in 64 Posts. She is a Container Garden Designer, offers workshops and plants for sale, and creates plant related gifts themed for specific seasons as part of her small business located in Broad Brook, Connecticut. Grows in Sun to Part Sun. They do eventually get large, but I still haven't found out just how large because when mine get big I always sell them. Not winter hardy, so protect from frost each Winter and keep dry. I've been reading the articles on your website too. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership: The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009. This plant likes good consistent moisture, and in my large cement planter this was never a problem because it is so large, it holds the moisture well. Cathy Testa – Owner of Container Crazy CT. She writes topics on this blog site. Ensete ventricosum Maurelii -Abyssinian banana Plant in 9 cm Pot. Article by Dan-Debbie Leslie. If you see any, you can spray your plants with 1Tshampoo and 1T cooking oil in a gallon of water. She does garden maintenance, and was excited about her red banana plants last year too. I'm doing some looking on the milorganite....y'all must order it somewhere, as I looked on the website for distributers in WI, and there was only one, and it's quite a distance from me. Looks like you are zone 7b – These do not over make it thru winters in that zone. It's amazing how fast this one grows. Plants Container Plants Geranium Plant Red Geraniums Geraniums Flower Planters Geraniums Red Container Gardening Pretty Gardens. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. How to Determine which Plants to Bring Inside, 3 Signs it is Time to Move your Plants In. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. In autumn, cut the plants down and either dig them up and transfer them into pots, which you can move indoors until late spring. It is hard to believe this once towering plant at 9 or so feet last year with 6 foot long leaves is now a stump that will regrow to the same size again in no time. Ensete Maurellii is a huge banana cousin. The bases of the leaves overlap like celery. It will remain there until Memorial Day weekend when all chances of frost have past. Supplied in a 1L pots, 30-40cm tall, ready to grow away quickly in Summer. Ensete ventricosum Maurelii -Abyssinian Banana Plant in 3.5 '' Pot £17.20 £ 17. As E Maurelii is a cultivar of E ventricosum, it is not grown from seed, instead being grown vegatively by cutting the parent down, or more commonly now, from tissue culture. I have just ordered one, and I live in a cold winter climate, so have to consider wintering it.... growing in the ground, then cutting leaves, digging up, storing for the winter dormant, to replant in the spring. Le migliori offerte per Red Abissino Banana-Ensete maurelii-Resistente Al Freddo Pianta tropicale Albero Della Banana sono su eBay Confronta prezzi e caratteristiche di prodotti nuovi e usati Molti articoli con consegna gratis! My maurelli is now putting out new leaves, its been pretty dry but frost free, my basjoos, in pots, seemed unhappy being dry, even though just frost free. Planting in a container automatically elevates the pseudo-trunk more into direct view, and it's colorful and thick enough to deserve that prominence. See all the details on WorkshopsCT.com. This is a dramatic display plants that can reach 10 to 20 feet tall with trunks 2 … Each leaf can reach gigantic proportions of 10' long. I also continue to install container gardens and patio pots, details are on ContainerGardensCT.com. I need you to come to my home and give me some of your great advice. The summer plant has the tendency to be transplanted multiple times, often 3 to 4 times; depending on the region it is planted. At the end of the season, I took a photo from the other side of the deck. Learn how your comment data is processed. That was it for me! Partner plants. The leaves, produced at the extremity of the stipe, are particularly large (1m long), long and broad, whole, alternate, of a dark green strongly tinged with brilliant wheel on the top, paler beneath. Thank you. Just how much HEAT/SUNSHINE can ensete maureliis get? My love started with palm trees.... through those (which I haven't begun with yet...not ready to do the lights/heating and covering thing! Sure enough, the plant sensed the temperatures changes, and I could see white growth from the top through the plastic taping I used to close the top. Select your plant. Color combinations. They were having a fun day and it was a treat to have them stop by. Does this really matter? Ensete ventricosum ‘maurelii’ is the red leafed species and will grow to a 6m. My M. sikkimensis, grown from seed sown Spring 2011, have had their last Winter indoors, so will stay out next winter, so interested to know if you keep any of those going with no protection. The Red Abyssinian Banana is a cultivar of the False Banana or Abyssinian Banana, Ensete ventricosum. This is where we discuss our banana collections; tips on growing bananas, tips on harvesting bananas, sharing our banana photos and stories. Wonderful information and photos to go along with your article. Grows 1m tall or so each year, then dies back. The red form is called Ensete ventricosum maurelii and is prized for its red-tinged leaves. Thanked 82 Times in 38 Posts. Because I cut it down every season in the fall after it gets hit by a frost to store the root base, it may never produce a flower, but there are other types of dwarf banana plants you can grow that will get fruit, one being Dwarf Cavendish. It is beneficial if your Ensete has a couple of weeks to establish itself in its new home before things turn nasty. Serena’s Red Banana Plants in her CT Garden 2013. Was Through learning more about basjoos, I saw the maurelii, and OMG. Enter a value for either Pounds or Kilograms, and the other will update automatically. In autumn, cut the plants down and either dig them up and transfer them into pots, which you can move indoors until late spring. Sasha, I LOVE the pot you have your maurelii in, it's beautiful! Ensete ‘Maurelii’ (Red Abyssinian Banana) – Ensete is native to Ethiopia and is a popular choice for creating tropical effects in ornamental plantings. My mother is a twin, as you will notice. Not winter hardy, so protect from frost each Winter and keep dry. Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana. Each plant is grown from tissue cultures to be a disease free exact replica of the mother plant. I keep mine like this for a week or so and give it a tad bit of water, but not too much. However, I am offering custom orders and holiday greens in late November. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Ensete maurelii only flowers in tropical climates, with more than a year of sustained hot weather and uninterrupted growth. P.S. http://www.ContainerCrazyCT.com Supplied in a 1L pots, 30-40cm tall, ready to grow away quickly in Summer. Ensete ventricosum plants should regrow quickly from late-spring onwards. For Broad Brook visits, call for appointments. And by the way, remember any plants you move outside to move into a shady location first so the leaves won’t burn when it is exposed to sun for the first time. Cathy T. Pingback: 3 Signs it is Time to Move your Plants In | Container Crazy CT. Too cute! I want a banana plant! Red banana plants like some shade so the spot where this planter is located is perfect. And any black parts were cut away also. I will find the link for you and post it again! Finally, spring has circled back around. Some of them are here in town nearby though and I get to drive by them often and the biggest is around 8' now. I don’t want rot to set in now that I have it alive and revived again. ( Log Out /  However, it won’t survive any frost, so you need to take action in autumn to ensure it survives the winter. ... Leaves reach 75cm long eac year - grow in hot, sunny warm spots in large pots ; Grows 1M tall or so each year, then dies back. Flower Color is Purple/Lavender and blooms in. Someday he’ll look back at this photo and say his Aunt was nuts about plants. U bet Catherine! Red banana plants (Ensete ventricosum, also called Abyssinian banana) are herbaceous perennials from the Musaceae family hardy to zones 10 to 11. If you want to see what this red banana plant looks like in a landscape bed, check out this photo provided to me from a Master Gardener friend, Serena. Characteristics: Culinary Plants, Giant Plants, Pollinator Plants, Tropical Looking Plants, Colored Foliage, Patterned Foliage, Banana Plants, Living Wall --… On hot days, as I watered plants on my deck, it was easy to have the hose over the top to give this planter regular drinks of water too. Thanked 182 Times in 82 Posts, Was November may give us a bit of a break from the routine gardening chores, storing and overwintering plants but it gives us plenty of time to dream of the seasons ahead. It can grow up to 18 feet high with leaves 10 feet long. Plants for sale are Ensete Maurelii 4″ deep pots, plants are between 4″- 24″ tall They grow fast!! ), I learned of basjoos, and thought, wow, I can have a tropical look without the heating and boxing up! ... Leaves reach 75cm long eac year - grow in hot, sunny warm spots in large pots ; Grows 1M tall or so each year, then dies back. When sitting outside there is probably other bugs in there besides spider mites that I don't want in the house. You can see I have many elephant ears and perennials planted around it. Was Are they all Basjoo, or have you also got some M. sikkimensis? Reaching a mature height of 3m, Ensete 'Maurelii' is a striking exotic evergreen. In cooler climates protect with winter mulch or overwinter indoors. This is what the root base looked like after I took the plant down. I'm a first season of growing a Ensete. Another time, when babysitting my nephew, I tortured him a bit by taking several photos of him in his stroller before we went for a walk. Was Le migliori offerte per Ensete Ventricosum maurelii ROSSO FOGLIA Banana giovane pianta in vaso 9cm sono su eBay Confronta prezzi e caratteristiche di prodotti nuovi e … Out of curiousity, do any of you keep your maureliis in pots full time? This beautiful perennial shrub is very similar to the banana tree, its close relative. Not winter hardy, so protect from frost each winter and keep dry. Then in a few days, wipe off the top and bottom of the leaves to remove dead spider mites so that you don't see them later on and think they are back. I purchased a Ensete Ventricosum Maurelii off eBay (not from Sandy) and I'll admit so far I have yet to be impressed with it. But eventually it was time for it go to. I do think Ensete should not be confused with Musa, which, just my thoughts, I would not think will survive the drying out process. On Wednesday, May 7th, of this week, I decided to pot it into a temporary pot using fresh quality potting mix specifically for container gardening. November is a good time to clean up the house while we plan for Thanksgiving with our small groups of friends and family, which will be the case for the Christmas Holidays as well. Here’s a photo of my parents (on the left) and my Aunt and Uncle on the right from last summer. It gets the morning sun on the east side, which my nephew is facing in this above photo, and later, it gets shade in the afternoon as the sun moves over head to the west. It will sit in my spare room until ready to head outdoors, and as noted above, after all chances of the late spring frost has passed. Red pelargonium in blue pots, Ensete 'Maurelii' Explore KarlGercens.com GARDEN LECTURES' photos on Flickr. I have all these options to consider. 18. Musella lasiocarpa is also called Chinese dwarf banana, golden lotus banana or Chinese yellow banana in reference to its port and its magnificent inflorescence golden yellow. ( Log Out /  I took a sharp clean kitchen knife and sliced it off very carefully. Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana. My first step is always to check to see if it looks healthy, free of any little insects, and if starting to grow – which is was in the box. If they do come back, spray it again. Dig and store dry in the shed over winter or squeeze into a small pot in the greenhouse. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The red Abyssinian banana (Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’) is a magnificent plant with huge red-tinged leaves, ideal as the centrepiece in a tropical-themed border. Thanks for the info Sandy! When Picking Out a Mother’s Day Plant – This Is The Only Thing You Need to Know, Cathy T’s Container Gardening Services – What I Do for You | Container Crazy Cathy T, Search Terms – A Look at Last Week’s | Container Crazy Cathy T, 3 Signs it is Time to Move your Plants In | Container Crazy CT. What do you need to make a Fantastic Holiday Wreath? Generally, the ensete maurelii plant is transplanted yearly into new pots, until they are finally ready to be cultivated in the field, where they stay until harvest. Red Banana can reach full size with a couple of weeks of warm weather. Thanked 845 Times in 361 Posts. When you plant red banana plants into pots, I recommend you go as large as possible too. It was a new experience for them to see a tropical plant produce fruit in their home. Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Or keeping it in a pot, where it would stay, and either growing it inside through the winter, provided I can give it enough sun, or keep it in the pot (cut up or not) and let it go dormant in the basement. Just like our skin, it can get hurt and you will see white damage on the leaves when exposed to sun too quickly. Each leaf can reach gigantic proportions of … And one other note, there were some outer sections which had some mold or fungus on it, where you can see the whitish area in these following photos. Ensetes rarely sucker, they put all of there energy into producing a large plant. I’m going to call you ! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Have mine in pot outside and I must say of all the Banana plants I have, it's growing the best and is VERY showy with it's purple leaves. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In fact, I gave one of those to my sister in law one year and she kept it in her sun room all winter. 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Red banana plants love organic rich soils, so the large cement planter it grew in last year at my home during the summer is probably where it will return this season. I ordered two basjoos, hoping if I killed one I'd have one as a back up...but just got one maurelii...knowing the work invovled, and hoping I could take good care of the one I have. I don’t risk putting this plant out too early after all the effort to store and reawaken it. I plan to over winter it in a pot in the heated garage, so hopefully next Spring it'll respond better in the ground. Feb 10, 2020 - Ensete maurelii aka Red Abyssinian Banana Tree. Grows in Sun to Part Sun. Using Milorganite on Bananas-For the Ultimate Growth! You can see the overwintering preparation steps on my blog post from the winter. They are the worst pest on ensete. Thanks, I'll check out your photos! Contact us anytime! Many people will ask if my red banana plant will get bananas, and the answer is no, probably not. I also intentionally located it by our pool and below our deck, knowing the leaves would rise to the top of the deck railing where it could be seen as it grew to its towering heights. Digging the plants out of the ground and transferring them to pots for the winter. Okay – maybe not as large as my cement planter is possible for some folks, but remember the plant gets big, so you want a good sized pot, not only to give it a nice soil environment, but because a large pot will hold down a large plant well in the winds and will require less watering because it won’t dry out as fast as smaller pots. I would for sure keep it in a pot this year, I'm thinking, considering it's going to be less than 12" tall when I get it...doubt it will get very big before it gets cold. As of November 2020, focus is on planning ahead for the holidays. As you can see, the leaves began to rise. I live in Omaha where as you know gets pretty cold winters and am planning on over wintering mine inside and hopefully keep it alive and growing throughout the winter. By the way, Ensete ventricosum are referred to as “look-alike” banana plants because they are similar to the Musa genus but not part of the Musa genus. Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. They are crossed by a … Ensete maurelii goes with any colors, so combinations are guided by texture, size, and similarity of growing conditions. Out of curiousity, do any of you keep your maureliis in pots full time? Please share this blog site if you find it useful! Generally, the ensete maurelii plant is transplanted yearly into new pots, until they are finally ready to be cultivated in the field, where they stay until harvest. Learning there are plenty of WI folks who've had good luck with ensete....so hoping to learn from them! It happened to be a beautiful sunny day so my juices got going to get this baby into a better environment, and I watered it lightly again. This step was taken to reduce any chance of the fungus to spread. A limited supply of these plants will be available at Cathy T’s upcoming class, the “Big Container Garden Party (Class)” on Saturday, May 24th. Flower Color is Purple/Lavender and blooms in . ... Leaves reach 75cm long each year - best grown in hot, sunny spots in large pots. Thank you for visiting my blog today, and please share it with your gardening and plant lovin' friends. And it will go back outside in three weeks. Thanked 1,800 Times in 682 Posts. It may look like something out of a horror movie when you look at this image above of the plant as it is reawakening in the early spring, but believe me it won’t be long before it is returned to its beautiful state. The wine-red coloring of the top of the large, 10 to 12 foot long leaves and leaf stems combined with the tall pseudo-trunk make this large tropical unique. Jan 16, 2020 - Ensete maurelii aka Red Abyssinian Banana Tree. I'd love to help my basjoos out too. Can't you/me just spray them off with spray bug killer before you bring them inside? She lives in Connecticut also. I chop my down and store the root base – I show how to on my blog and offer a workshop but you are not near me. maurelii are easy in pots. I have just ordered one, and I live in a cold winter climate, so have to Ensete Maurelii in pots? Adequate coloration depends on getting plenty of sunlight, so expect it to redden up in the summer. Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1. Heck, I'm considering bringing my basjoos in (potting them) this year, because they're quite small...and not sure if they can handle a zone 5 winter this year, even protected. It started as a small plant in May. This is a plant for planting zones 9-10 so it is not hardy in Connecticut but it is a great specimen to grow in pots – it grows large fast and the root base can be stored over the winter. The following summer, it produced a bloom and had tiny bananas which her family was afraid to eat because they never experienced that before. I also found the spot where it was placed to be a nice private place to sit and have a cocktail in the summer. Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’ – A Big Red Banana Plant Revived Again! It hasn't grown much at all and I'm starting to wonder about it - I've had it for several weeks now. Do not leave this process until the night before the first frost. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more. Red banana plants (Ensete ventricosum, also called Abyssinian banana) are herbaceous perennials from the Musaceae family hardy to zones 10 to 11. 20 Currently unavailable. Benefits from frequent light applications of liquid fertilizer. So it'll be do-able to bring it in potted. The summer plant has the tendency to be transplanted multiple times, often 3 to 4 times; depending on the region it is planted. When sun and good moisture are provided, it will… I don't mind the work, but seems to me the planting, digging up every year might be hard on the plant? Supplied in a 6L pots, approx 1m tall, ready to grow away quickly in summer. Have to admit, I'm not familiar with perlite, never used it...but will get informed on that now! Ensete leaves grown in a spiral from the short central stem and resemble banana leaves, except they are reddish, with a strong red midrib. That's very interesting info, Tray, and written in a way that's easily understood! Perennial; Tender; Grows at an amazing rate in summer, producing truly stunning, huge, thick, dark green leaves, heavily flushed with burgundy shades. Change ). When you bring them in, keep a close eye out for spider mites. If you do this, be careful to not cut the layer below the piece you are removing. I opened up the box and positioned the root base to be standing upright. musa ensete 'maurellii' We're not entirely sure that anyone knows what the correct name for this plant is but we call it the red leafed version ('Maurellii') of Ensete ventricosum. KarlGercens.com GARDEN LECTURES has uploaded 183897 photos to Flickr. But this is very doable if you store the plant appropriately over the winter, and follow the steps below to revive it to be planted again each year. And because, as a Blog Follower, you will not miss new workshop postings. You can see how the leaves reached the railings. Characteristics: Culinary Plants, Giant Plants, Pollinator Plants, Tropical Looking Plants, Colored Foliage, Patterned Foliage, Banana Plants, Living Wall --… Characteristics: Culinary Plants, Giant Plants, Pollinator Plants, Tropical Looking Plants, Colored Foliage, Patterned Foliage, Banana Plants, Living Wall --… They can reach heights of 8 to 10 feet, perhaps even 12 in the best of situations, and take full sun with medium moisture. The process involves removing the majority of leaves. Written by Cathy Testa The Ensete maurelii is also called Red Abyssinian Banana. When sun and good moisture are provided, it will give you a show to remember, especially if you are not from the tropics, as most would not expect such a large tropical specimen to be growing in your Connecticut yard. Growing to only 10' tall in temperate climates (20' tall in tropical areas), Ensete maurelii makes a superb ornamental for the summer border. Ensete maurelii, or Red Banana Plant, features huge, green, paddle-shaped leaves with red margins and dark red leaf stalks growing rapidly from a central trunk. As I mentioned, in my blog post last fall about how to overwinter (store) a red banana plant, I took photos of the plant repeatedly last season. And while it may look tattered, not to worry, it will perk up and look better in no time. I also had people stand in front of it when I’d walk them around to my backyard for them to see my big red banana plant. Grows in Sun to Part Sun. Over winter dry when in pots if you have a place a couple of degrees above freezing to store them. These are effectively clones, keeping the characteristics of the parent. I'd go ahead and just grow it in the ground or even potted for this season. Water: Like bananas, these like lots of water. We both were very happy to see the lush growth of our plantings. The summer plant has the tendency to be transplanted multiple times, often 3 to 4 times; depending on the region it is planted. You'll just have to start with a smaller one and pot it up as it grows. I knew THAT's what I had to have! Grow in rich, moist soil. Thanks Sandy, you're who the maurelii is coming from! Burgundy is my color....my horse barn's burgundy, my mailbox, so many things in my house...it's just my color. http://www.cathytesta.com The next day, I carried it upstairs to a room so it could get warmer conditions and some soft light. This is a huge ornamental plant with leaves up … If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at containercathy@gmail.com. Hardiness zone 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b. In southern regions, it may be possible to wrap the plants with a thick later of horticultural fleece and mulch around the roots with well-rotted manure or compost. I've been reading everything I can here, on GW, and on the PalmsNorth website too. Help share the gardening and plant love. ( Log Out /  I had just realized that I hadn't taken pics of Ensete before I sent you to my gallery, but took some just today. Ensete ventricosum can be grown from seed. Then we hope you will join the community. Hardiness zone 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b. I don't think the one I sent you will get much over three-four feet tall this year. If you have a really large container—I use a 36-inch terra-cotta pot—Ensete maurelii can be an above-ground architectural flourish. Growing to only 10' tall in temperate climates (20' tall in tropical areas), Ensete maurelii makes a superb ornamental for the summer border. The Ensete ventricosum Maurelii has a thick trunk, called stipe, bulbous. You have to really coat the tops and bottoms of the leaves thoroughly to make it work. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Heck no! Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. So recently, I went down to my basement to check on the box. This odd group of plants grow very similar to bananas with large leaves and big trunks. ( Log Out /  Cathy Testa. Clusters Generally, the ensete maurelii plant is transplanted yearly into new pots, until they are finally ready to be cultivated in the field, where they stay until harvest. - Banana Forum - GardenWeb, Red Stripe Ensete Banana Tree [Ensete maurelii], Top 5 reasons people in Zone 5 grow bananas. Thanked 117 Times in 64 Posts. She is a Container Garden Designer, offers workshops and plants for sale, and creates plant related gifts themed for specific seasons as part of her small business located in Broad Brook, Connecticut. Grows in Sun to Part Sun. They do eventually get large, but I still haven't found out just how large because when mine get big I always sell them. Not winter hardy, so protect from frost each Winter and keep dry. I've been reading the articles on your website too. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership: The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009. This plant likes good consistent moisture, and in my large cement planter this was never a problem because it is so large, it holds the moisture well. Cathy Testa – Owner of Container Crazy CT. She writes topics on this blog site. Ensete ventricosum Maurelii -Abyssinian banana Plant in 9 cm Pot. Article by Dan-Debbie Leslie. If you see any, you can spray your plants with 1Tshampoo and 1T cooking oil in a gallon of water. She does garden maintenance, and was excited about her red banana plants last year too. I'm doing some looking on the milorganite....y'all must order it somewhere, as I looked on the website for distributers in WI, and there was only one, and it's quite a distance from me. Looks like you are zone 7b – These do not over make it thru winters in that zone. It's amazing how fast this one grows. Plants Container Plants Geranium Plant Red Geraniums Geraniums Flower Planters Geraniums Red Container Gardening Pretty Gardens. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. How to Determine which Plants to Bring Inside, 3 Signs it is Time to Move your Plants In. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. In autumn, cut the plants down and either dig them up and transfer them into pots, which you can move indoors until late spring. It is hard to believe this once towering plant at 9 or so feet last year with 6 foot long leaves is now a stump that will regrow to the same size again in no time. Ensete Maurellii is a huge banana cousin. The bases of the leaves overlap like celery. It will remain there until Memorial Day weekend when all chances of frost have past. Supplied in a 1L pots, 30-40cm tall, ready to grow away quickly in Summer. Ensete ventricosum Maurelii -Abyssinian Banana Plant in 3.5 '' Pot £17.20 £ 17. As E Maurelii is a cultivar of E ventricosum, it is not grown from seed, instead being grown vegatively by cutting the parent down, or more commonly now, from tissue culture. I have just ordered one, and I live in a cold winter climate, so have to consider wintering it.... growing in the ground, then cutting leaves, digging up, storing for the winter dormant, to replant in the spring. Le migliori offerte per Red Abissino Banana-Ensete maurelii-Resistente Al Freddo Pianta tropicale Albero Della Banana sono su eBay Confronta prezzi e caratteristiche di prodotti nuovi e usati Molti articoli con consegna gratis! My maurelli is now putting out new leaves, its been pretty dry but frost free, my basjoos, in pots, seemed unhappy being dry, even though just frost free. Planting in a container automatically elevates the pseudo-trunk more into direct view, and it's colorful and thick enough to deserve that prominence. See all the details on WorkshopsCT.com. This is a dramatic display plants that can reach 10 to 20 feet tall with trunks 2 … Each leaf can reach gigantic proportions of 10' long. I also continue to install container gardens and patio pots, details are on ContainerGardensCT.com. I need you to come to my home and give me some of your great advice. The summer plant has the tendency to be transplanted multiple times, often 3 to 4 times; depending on the region it is planted. At the end of the season, I took a photo from the other side of the deck. Learn how your comment data is processed. That was it for me! Partner plants. The leaves, produced at the extremity of the stipe, are particularly large (1m long), long and broad, whole, alternate, of a dark green strongly tinged with brilliant wheel on the top, paler beneath. Thank you. Just how much HEAT/SUNSHINE can ensete maureliis get? My love started with palm trees.... through those (which I haven't begun with yet...not ready to do the lights/heating and covering thing! Sure enough, the plant sensed the temperatures changes, and I could see white growth from the top through the plastic taping I used to close the top. Select your plant. Color combinations. They were having a fun day and it was a treat to have them stop by. Does this really matter? Ensete ventricosum ‘maurelii’ is the red leafed species and will grow to a 6m. My M. sikkimensis, grown from seed sown Spring 2011, have had their last Winter indoors, so will stay out next winter, so interested to know if you keep any of those going with no protection. The Red Abyssinian Banana is a cultivar of the False Banana or Abyssinian Banana, Ensete ventricosum. This is where we discuss our banana collections; tips on growing bananas, tips on harvesting bananas, sharing our banana photos and stories. Wonderful information and photos to go along with your article. Grows 1m tall or so each year, then dies back. The red form is called Ensete ventricosum maurelii and is prized for its red-tinged leaves. Thanked 82 Times in 38 Posts. Because I cut it down every season in the fall after it gets hit by a frost to store the root base, it may never produce a flower, but there are other types of dwarf banana plants you can grow that will get fruit, one being Dwarf Cavendish. It is beneficial if your Ensete has a couple of weeks to establish itself in its new home before things turn nasty. Serena’s Red Banana Plants in her CT Garden 2013. Was Through learning more about basjoos, I saw the maurelii, and OMG. Enter a value for either Pounds or Kilograms, and the other will update automatically. In autumn, cut the plants down and either dig them up and transfer them into pots, which you can move indoors until late spring. Sasha, I LOVE the pot you have your maurelii in, it's beautiful! Ensete ‘Maurelii’ (Red Abyssinian Banana) – Ensete is native to Ethiopia and is a popular choice for creating tropical effects in ornamental plantings. My mother is a twin, as you will notice. Not winter hardy, so protect from frost each Winter and keep dry. Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana. Each plant is grown from tissue cultures to be a disease free exact replica of the mother plant. I keep mine like this for a week or so and give it a tad bit of water, but not too much. However, I am offering custom orders and holiday greens in late November. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Ensete maurelii only flowers in tropical climates, with more than a year of sustained hot weather and uninterrupted growth. P.S. http://www.ContainerCrazyCT.com Supplied in a 1L pots, 30-40cm tall, ready to grow away quickly in Summer. Ensete ventricosum plants should regrow quickly from late-spring onwards. For Broad Brook visits, call for appointments. And by the way, remember any plants you move outside to move into a shady location first so the leaves won’t burn when it is exposed to sun for the first time. Cathy T. Pingback: 3 Signs it is Time to Move your Plants In | Container Crazy CT. Too cute! I want a banana plant! Red banana plants like some shade so the spot where this planter is located is perfect. And any black parts were cut away also. I will find the link for you and post it again! Finally, spring has circled back around. Some of them are here in town nearby though and I get to drive by them often and the biggest is around 8' now. I don’t want rot to set in now that I have it alive and revived again. ( Log Out /  However, it won’t survive any frost, so you need to take action in autumn to ensure it survives the winter. ... Leaves reach 75cm long eac year - grow in hot, sunny warm spots in large pots ; Grows 1M tall or so each year, then dies back. Flower Color is Purple/Lavender and blooms in. Someday he’ll look back at this photo and say his Aunt was nuts about plants. U bet Catherine! Red banana plants (Ensete ventricosum, also called Abyssinian banana) are herbaceous perennials from the Musaceae family hardy to zones 10 to 11. If you want to see what this red banana plant looks like in a landscape bed, check out this photo provided to me from a Master Gardener friend, Serena. Characteristics: Culinary Plants, Giant Plants, Pollinator Plants, Tropical Looking Plants, Colored Foliage, Patterned Foliage, Banana Plants, Living Wall --… On hot days, as I watered plants on my deck, it was easy to have the hose over the top to give this planter regular drinks of water too. Thanked 182 Times in 82 Posts, Was November may give us a bit of a break from the routine gardening chores, storing and overwintering plants but it gives us plenty of time to dream of the seasons ahead. It can grow up to 18 feet high with leaves 10 feet long. Plants for sale are Ensete Maurelii 4″ deep pots, plants are between 4″- 24″ tall They grow fast!! ), I learned of basjoos, and thought, wow, I can have a tropical look without the heating and boxing up! ... Leaves reach 75cm long eac year - grow in hot, sunny warm spots in large pots ; Grows 1M tall or so each year, then dies back. When sitting outside there is probably other bugs in there besides spider mites that I don't want in the house. You can see I have many elephant ears and perennials planted around it. Was Are they all Basjoo, or have you also got some M. sikkimensis? Reaching a mature height of 3m, Ensete 'Maurelii' is a striking exotic evergreen. In cooler climates protect with winter mulch or overwinter indoors. This is what the root base looked like after I took the plant down. I'm a first season of growing a Ensete. Another time, when babysitting my nephew, I tortured him a bit by taking several photos of him in his stroller before we went for a walk. Was Le migliori offerte per Ensete Ventricosum maurelii ROSSO FOGLIA Banana giovane pianta in vaso 9cm sono su eBay Confronta prezzi e caratteristiche di prodotti nuovi e … Out of curiousity, do any of you keep your maureliis in pots full time? This beautiful perennial shrub is very similar to the banana tree, its close relative. Not winter hardy, so protect from frost each winter and keep dry. Then in a few days, wipe off the top and bottom of the leaves to remove dead spider mites so that you don't see them later on and think they are back. I purchased a Ensete Ventricosum Maurelii off eBay (not from Sandy) and I'll admit so far I have yet to be impressed with it. But eventually it was time for it go to. I do think Ensete should not be confused with Musa, which, just my thoughts, I would not think will survive the drying out process. On Wednesday, May 7th, of this week, I decided to pot it into a temporary pot using fresh quality potting mix specifically for container gardening. November is a good time to clean up the house while we plan for Thanksgiving with our small groups of friends and family, which will be the case for the Christmas Holidays as well. Here’s a photo of my parents (on the left) and my Aunt and Uncle on the right from last summer. It gets the morning sun on the east side, which my nephew is facing in this above photo, and later, it gets shade in the afternoon as the sun moves over head to the west. It will sit in my spare room until ready to head outdoors, and as noted above, after all chances of the late spring frost has passed. Red pelargonium in blue pots, Ensete 'Maurelii' Explore KarlGercens.com GARDEN LECTURES' photos on Flickr. I have all these options to consider. 18. Musella lasiocarpa is also called Chinese dwarf banana, golden lotus banana or Chinese yellow banana in reference to its port and its magnificent inflorescence golden yellow. ( Log Out /  I took a sharp clean kitchen knife and sliced it off very carefully. Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana. My first step is always to check to see if it looks healthy, free of any little insects, and if starting to grow – which is was in the box. If they do come back, spray it again. Dig and store dry in the shed over winter or squeeze into a small pot in the greenhouse. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The red Abyssinian banana (Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’) is a magnificent plant with huge red-tinged leaves, ideal as the centrepiece in a tropical-themed border. Thanks for the info Sandy! When Picking Out a Mother’s Day Plant – This Is The Only Thing You Need to Know, Cathy T’s Container Gardening Services – What I Do for You | Container Crazy Cathy T, Search Terms – A Look at Last Week’s | Container Crazy Cathy T, 3 Signs it is Time to Move your Plants In | Container Crazy CT. What do you need to make a Fantastic Holiday Wreath? Generally, the ensete maurelii plant is transplanted yearly into new pots, until they are finally ready to be cultivated in the field, where they stay until harvest. Red Banana can reach full size with a couple of weeks of warm weather. Thanked 845 Times in 361 Posts. When you plant red banana plants into pots, I recommend you go as large as possible too. It was a new experience for them to see a tropical plant produce fruit in their home. Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Or keeping it in a pot, where it would stay, and either growing it inside through the winter, provided I can give it enough sun, or keep it in the pot (cut up or not) and let it go dormant in the basement. Just like our skin, it can get hurt and you will see white damage on the leaves when exposed to sun too quickly. Each leaf can reach gigantic proportions of … And one other note, there were some outer sections which had some mold or fungus on it, where you can see the whitish area in these following photos. Ensetes rarely sucker, they put all of there energy into producing a large plant. I’m going to call you ! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Have mine in pot outside and I must say of all the Banana plants I have, it's growing the best and is VERY showy with it's purple leaves. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In fact, I gave one of those to my sister in law one year and she kept it in her sun room all winter. 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The pot is sold at Walmart...many on sale now. We have long been amazed by Ensete maurelii, an outstanding ornamental banana from the high mountains of East Africa. I’d love to see one this large growing at your home too, Cathy T, Pingback: Cathy T’s Container Gardening Services – What I Do for You | Container Crazy Cathy T, Pingback: Search Terms – A Look at Last Week’s | Container Crazy Cathy T, i got a musa maurelli banna tree i live in tarboro nc my zip code is 27886 what zone is it please let me no can i leave it out side for winter or bring it in. It’s so cute to see them get together and my Uncle joked with me about how I built a foundation for my plants – he was correct! Are you a banana plant enthusiast? I'll have to look around. Jul 24, 2018 - Ensete maurelii aka Red Abyssinian Banana Tree. For the third year now, I have taken my red banana plant (which is a cultivar, ‘Maurelii’) out of storage around this time of year to revive it and bring it back to life so I can enjoy it once more in my landscape or in a big container garden. Or...letting it go dormant in my insulated, but unheated garage, covered up. 860-977-9473. Holder of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, this fast-growing perennial produces eye-catching green and bronze paddle-shaped leaves upon a strong dark red stem. Was Needs a little shade from strong midday summer sun. Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' is almost impossible to overfeed or overwater when actively growing, these monsters repay your efforts in this direction with vigorous growth, sometimes making a new 2.5m leaf each week! Due to our Covid year, as you may already know, all my workshops have been cancelled this year (2020). It’s a red banana plant to me! Hardiness zone 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock. They can reach heights of 8 to 10 feet, perhaps even 12 in the best of situations, and take full sun with medium moisture. Flower Color is Purple/Lavender and blooms in . Thanked 186 Times in 60 Posts,

<div style="font-weight: bold;">&lt;div style=&quot;font-weight: bold;&quot;&gt;&amp;lt;di v style=&amp;quot;font-weight: bold;&amp;quot;&amp;gt;&a mp;amp;lt;di v sty, Was Used widely as a landscaping foliage plant Ensete ventricosum do not like exposed windy positions and will die back in winter in colder climates at the first sign of frost. The most ornamental characteristic is that the foliage is flushed with burgundy, especially concentrated as the new growth emerges. See my Cathy T “5 Must Do’s for Container Gardening” for more information about how to succeed with container gardening. Here he is waving at me. Red banana plants love organic rich soils, so the large cement planter it grew in last year at my home during the summer is probably where it will return this season. I ordered two basjoos, hoping if I killed one I'd have one as a back up...but just got one maurelii...knowing the work invovled, and hoping I could take good care of the one I have. I don’t risk putting this plant out too early after all the effort to store and reawaken it. I plan to over winter it in a pot in the heated garage, so hopefully next Spring it'll respond better in the ground. Feb 10, 2020 - Ensete maurelii aka Red Abyssinian Banana Tree. Grows in Sun to Part Sun. Using Milorganite on Bananas-For the Ultimate Growth! You can see the overwintering preparation steps on my blog post from the winter. They are the worst pest on ensete. Thanks, I'll check out your photos! Contact us anytime! Many people will ask if my red banana plant will get bananas, and the answer is no, probably not. I also intentionally located it by our pool and below our deck, knowing the leaves would rise to the top of the deck railing where it could be seen as it grew to its towering heights. Digging the plants out of the ground and transferring them to pots for the winter. Okay – maybe not as large as my cement planter is possible for some folks, but remember the plant gets big, so you want a good sized pot, not only to give it a nice soil environment, but because a large pot will hold down a large plant well in the winds and will require less watering because it won’t dry out as fast as smaller pots. I would for sure keep it in a pot this year, I'm thinking, considering it's going to be less than 12" tall when I get it...doubt it will get very big before it gets cold. As of November 2020, focus is on planning ahead for the holidays. As you can see, the leaves began to rise. I live in Omaha where as you know gets pretty cold winters and am planning on over wintering mine inside and hopefully keep it alive and growing throughout the winter. By the way, Ensete ventricosum are referred to as “look-alike” banana plants because they are similar to the Musa genus but not part of the Musa genus. Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. They are crossed by a … Ensete maurelii goes with any colors, so combinations are guided by texture, size, and similarity of growing conditions. Out of curiousity, do any of you keep your maureliis in pots full time? Please share this blog site if you find it useful! Generally, the ensete maurelii plant is transplanted yearly into new pots, until they are finally ready to be cultivated in the field, where they stay until harvest. Learning there are plenty of WI folks who've had good luck with ensete....so hoping to learn from them! It happened to be a beautiful sunny day so my juices got going to get this baby into a better environment, and I watered it lightly again. This step was taken to reduce any chance of the fungus to spread. A limited supply of these plants will be available at Cathy T’s upcoming class, the “Big Container Garden Party (Class)” on Saturday, May 24th. Flower Color is Purple/Lavender and blooms in . ... Leaves reach 75cm long each year - best grown in hot, sunny spots in large pots. Thank you for visiting my blog today, and please share it with your gardening and plant lovin' friends. And it will go back outside in three weeks. Thanked 1,800 Times in 682 Posts. It may look like something out of a horror movie when you look at this image above of the plant as it is reawakening in the early spring, but believe me it won’t be long before it is returned to its beautiful state. The wine-red coloring of the top of the large, 10 to 12 foot long leaves and leaf stems combined with the tall pseudo-trunk make this large tropical unique. Jan 16, 2020 - Ensete maurelii aka Red Abyssinian Banana Tree. I'd love to help my basjoos out too. Can't you/me just spray them off with spray bug killer before you bring them inside? She lives in Connecticut also. I chop my down and store the root base – I show how to on my blog and offer a workshop but you are not near me. maurelii are easy in pots. I have just ordered one, and I live in a cold winter climate, so have to Ensete Maurelii in pots? Adequate coloration depends on getting plenty of sunlight, so expect it to redden up in the summer. Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1. Heck, I'm considering bringing my basjoos in (potting them) this year, because they're quite small...and not sure if they can handle a zone 5 winter this year, even protected. It started as a small plant in May. This is a plant for planting zones 9-10 so it is not hardy in Connecticut but it is a great specimen to grow in pots – it grows large fast and the root base can be stored over the winter. The following summer, it produced a bloom and had tiny bananas which her family was afraid to eat because they never experienced that before. I also found the spot where it was placed to be a nice private place to sit and have a cocktail in the summer. Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’ – A Big Red Banana Plant Revived Again! It hasn't grown much at all and I'm starting to wonder about it - I've had it for several weeks now. Do not leave this process until the night before the first frost. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more. Red banana plants (Ensete ventricosum, also called Abyssinian banana) are herbaceous perennials from the Musaceae family hardy to zones 10 to 11. 20 Currently unavailable. Benefits from frequent light applications of liquid fertilizer. So it'll be do-able to bring it in potted. The summer plant has the tendency to be transplanted multiple times, often 3 to 4 times; depending on the region it is planted. When sun and good moisture are provided, it will… I don't mind the work, but seems to me the planting, digging up every year might be hard on the plant? Supplied in a 6L pots, approx 1m tall, ready to grow away quickly in summer. Have to admit, I'm not familiar with perlite, never used it...but will get informed on that now! Ensete leaves grown in a spiral from the short central stem and resemble banana leaves, except they are reddish, with a strong red midrib. That's very interesting info, Tray, and written in a way that's easily understood! Perennial; Tender; Grows at an amazing rate in summer, producing truly stunning, huge, thick, dark green leaves, heavily flushed with burgundy shades. Change ). When you bring them in, keep a close eye out for spider mites. If you do this, be careful to not cut the layer below the piece you are removing. I opened up the box and positioned the root base to be standing upright. musa ensete 'maurellii' We're not entirely sure that anyone knows what the correct name for this plant is but we call it the red leafed version ('Maurellii') of Ensete ventricosum. KarlGercens.com GARDEN LECTURES has uploaded 183897 photos to Flickr. But this is very doable if you store the plant appropriately over the winter, and follow the steps below to revive it to be planted again each year. And because, as a Blog Follower, you will not miss new workshop postings. You can see how the leaves reached the railings. Characteristics: Culinary Plants, Giant Plants, Pollinator Plants, Tropical Looking Plants, Colored Foliage, Patterned Foliage, Banana Plants, Living Wall --… Characteristics: Culinary Plants, Giant Plants, Pollinator Plants, Tropical Looking Plants, Colored Foliage, Patterned Foliage, Banana Plants, Living Wall --… They can reach heights of 8 to 10 feet, perhaps even 12 in the best of situations, and take full sun with medium moisture. The process involves removing the majority of leaves. Written by Cathy Testa The Ensete maurelii is also called Red Abyssinian Banana. When sun and good moisture are provided, it will give you a show to remember, especially if you are not from the tropics, as most would not expect such a large tropical specimen to be growing in your Connecticut yard. Growing to only 10' tall in temperate climates (20' tall in tropical areas), Ensete maurelii makes a superb ornamental for the summer border. Ensete maurelii, or Red Banana Plant, features huge, green, paddle-shaped leaves with red margins and dark red leaf stalks growing rapidly from a central trunk. As I mentioned, in my blog post last fall about how to overwinter (store) a red banana plant, I took photos of the plant repeatedly last season. And while it may look tattered, not to worry, it will perk up and look better in no time. I also had people stand in front of it when I’d walk them around to my backyard for them to see my big red banana plant. Grows in Sun to Part Sun. Over winter dry when in pots if you have a place a couple of degrees above freezing to store them. These are effectively clones, keeping the characteristics of the parent. I'd go ahead and just grow it in the ground or even potted for this season. Water: Like bananas, these like lots of water. We both were very happy to see the lush growth of our plantings. The summer plant has the tendency to be transplanted multiple times, often 3 to 4 times; depending on the region it is planted. You'll just have to start with a smaller one and pot it up as it grows. I knew THAT's what I had to have! Grow in rich, moist soil. Thanks Sandy, you're who the maurelii is coming from! Burgundy is my color....my horse barn's burgundy, my mailbox, so many things in my house...it's just my color. http://www.cathytesta.com The next day, I carried it upstairs to a room so it could get warmer conditions and some soft light. This is a huge ornamental plant with leaves up … If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at containercathy@gmail.com. Hardiness zone 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b. In southern regions, it may be possible to wrap the plants with a thick later of horticultural fleece and mulch around the roots with well-rotted manure or compost. I've been reading everything I can here, on GW, and on the PalmsNorth website too. Help share the gardening and plant love. ( Log Out /  I had just realized that I hadn't taken pics of Ensete before I sent you to my gallery, but took some just today. Ensete ventricosum can be grown from seed. Then we hope you will join the community. Hardiness zone 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b. I don't think the one I sent you will get much over three-four feet tall this year. If you have a really large container—I use a 36-inch terra-cotta pot—Ensete maurelii can be an above-ground architectural flourish. Growing to only 10' tall in temperate climates (20' tall in tropical areas), Ensete maurelii makes a superb ornamental for the summer border. The Ensete ventricosum Maurelii has a thick trunk, called stipe, bulbous. You have to really coat the tops and bottoms of the leaves thoroughly to make it work. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Heck no! Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. So recently, I went down to my basement to check on the box. This odd group of plants grow very similar to bananas with large leaves and big trunks. ( Log Out /  Cathy Testa. Clusters Generally, the ensete maurelii plant is transplanted yearly into new pots, until they are finally ready to be cultivated in the field, where they stay until harvest. - Banana Forum - GardenWeb, Red Stripe Ensete Banana Tree [Ensete maurelii], Top 5 reasons people in Zone 5 grow bananas. Thanked 117 Times in 64 Posts. She is a Container Garden Designer, offers workshops and plants for sale, and creates plant related gifts themed for specific seasons as part of her small business located in Broad Brook, Connecticut. Grows in Sun to Part Sun. They do eventually get large, but I still haven't found out just how large because when mine get big I always sell them. Not winter hardy, so protect from frost each Winter and keep dry. I've been reading the articles on your website too. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership: The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009. This plant likes good consistent moisture, and in my large cement planter this was never a problem because it is so large, it holds the moisture well. Cathy Testa – Owner of Container Crazy CT. She writes topics on this blog site. Ensete ventricosum Maurelii -Abyssinian banana Plant in 9 cm Pot. Article by Dan-Debbie Leslie. If you see any, you can spray your plants with 1Tshampoo and 1T cooking oil in a gallon of water. She does garden maintenance, and was excited about her red banana plants last year too. I'm doing some looking on the milorganite....y'all must order it somewhere, as I looked on the website for distributers in WI, and there was only one, and it's quite a distance from me. Looks like you are zone 7b – These do not over make it thru winters in that zone. It's amazing how fast this one grows. Plants Container Plants Geranium Plant Red Geraniums Geraniums Flower Planters Geraniums Red Container Gardening Pretty Gardens. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. How to Determine which Plants to Bring Inside, 3 Signs it is Time to Move your Plants In. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. In autumn, cut the plants down and either dig them up and transfer them into pots, which you can move indoors until late spring. It is hard to believe this once towering plant at 9 or so feet last year with 6 foot long leaves is now a stump that will regrow to the same size again in no time. Ensete Maurellii is a huge banana cousin. The bases of the leaves overlap like celery. It will remain there until Memorial Day weekend when all chances of frost have past. Supplied in a 1L pots, 30-40cm tall, ready to grow away quickly in Summer. Ensete ventricosum Maurelii -Abyssinian Banana Plant in 3.5 '' Pot £17.20 £ 17. As E Maurelii is a cultivar of E ventricosum, it is not grown from seed, instead being grown vegatively by cutting the parent down, or more commonly now, from tissue culture. I have just ordered one, and I live in a cold winter climate, so have to consider wintering it.... growing in the ground, then cutting leaves, digging up, storing for the winter dormant, to replant in the spring. Le migliori offerte per Red Abissino Banana-Ensete maurelii-Resistente Al Freddo Pianta tropicale Albero Della Banana sono su eBay Confronta prezzi e caratteristiche di prodotti nuovi e usati Molti articoli con consegna gratis! My maurelli is now putting out new leaves, its been pretty dry but frost free, my basjoos, in pots, seemed unhappy being dry, even though just frost free. Planting in a container automatically elevates the pseudo-trunk more into direct view, and it's colorful and thick enough to deserve that prominence. See all the details on WorkshopsCT.com. This is a dramatic display plants that can reach 10 to 20 feet tall with trunks 2 … Each leaf can reach gigantic proportions of 10' long. I also continue to install container gardens and patio pots, details are on ContainerGardensCT.com. I need you to come to my home and give me some of your great advice. The summer plant has the tendency to be transplanted multiple times, often 3 to 4 times; depending on the region it is planted. At the end of the season, I took a photo from the other side of the deck. Learn how your comment data is processed. That was it for me! Partner plants. The leaves, produced at the extremity of the stipe, are particularly large (1m long), long and broad, whole, alternate, of a dark green strongly tinged with brilliant wheel on the top, paler beneath. Thank you. Just how much HEAT/SUNSHINE can ensete maureliis get? My love started with palm trees.... through those (which I haven't begun with yet...not ready to do the lights/heating and covering thing! Sure enough, the plant sensed the temperatures changes, and I could see white growth from the top through the plastic taping I used to close the top. Select your plant. Color combinations. They were having a fun day and it was a treat to have them stop by. Does this really matter? Ensete ventricosum ‘maurelii’ is the red leafed species and will grow to a 6m. My M. sikkimensis, grown from seed sown Spring 2011, have had their last Winter indoors, so will stay out next winter, so interested to know if you keep any of those going with no protection. The Red Abyssinian Banana is a cultivar of the False Banana or Abyssinian Banana, Ensete ventricosum. This is where we discuss our banana collections; tips on growing bananas, tips on harvesting bananas, sharing our banana photos and stories. Wonderful information and photos to go along with your article. Grows 1m tall or so each year, then dies back. The red form is called Ensete ventricosum maurelii and is prized for its red-tinged leaves. Thanked 82 Times in 38 Posts. Because I cut it down every season in the fall after it gets hit by a frost to store the root base, it may never produce a flower, but there are other types of dwarf banana plants you can grow that will get fruit, one being Dwarf Cavendish. It is beneficial if your Ensete has a couple of weeks to establish itself in its new home before things turn nasty. Serena’s Red Banana Plants in her CT Garden 2013. Was Through learning more about basjoos, I saw the maurelii, and OMG. Enter a value for either Pounds or Kilograms, and the other will update automatically. In autumn, cut the plants down and either dig them up and transfer them into pots, which you can move indoors until late spring. Sasha, I LOVE the pot you have your maurelii in, it's beautiful! Ensete ‘Maurelii’ (Red Abyssinian Banana) – Ensete is native to Ethiopia and is a popular choice for creating tropical effects in ornamental plantings. My mother is a twin, as you will notice. Not winter hardy, so protect from frost each Winter and keep dry. Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana. Each plant is grown from tissue cultures to be a disease free exact replica of the mother plant. I keep mine like this for a week or so and give it a tad bit of water, but not too much. However, I am offering custom orders and holiday greens in late November. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Ensete maurelii only flowers in tropical climates, with more than a year of sustained hot weather and uninterrupted growth. P.S. http://www.ContainerCrazyCT.com Supplied in a 1L pots, 30-40cm tall, ready to grow away quickly in Summer. Ensete ventricosum plants should regrow quickly from late-spring onwards. For Broad Brook visits, call for appointments. And by the way, remember any plants you move outside to move into a shady location first so the leaves won’t burn when it is exposed to sun for the first time. Cathy T. Pingback: 3 Signs it is Time to Move your Plants In | Container Crazy CT. Too cute! I want a banana plant! Red banana plants like some shade so the spot where this planter is located is perfect. And any black parts were cut away also. I will find the link for you and post it again! Finally, spring has circled back around. Some of them are here in town nearby though and I get to drive by them often and the biggest is around 8' now. I don’t want rot to set in now that I have it alive and revived again. ( Log Out /  However, it won’t survive any frost, so you need to take action in autumn to ensure it survives the winter. ... Leaves reach 75cm long eac year - grow in hot, sunny warm spots in large pots ; Grows 1M tall or so each year, then dies back. Flower Color is Purple/Lavender and blooms in. Someday he’ll look back at this photo and say his Aunt was nuts about plants. U bet Catherine! Red banana plants (Ensete ventricosum, also called Abyssinian banana) are herbaceous perennials from the Musaceae family hardy to zones 10 to 11. If you want to see what this red banana plant looks like in a landscape bed, check out this photo provided to me from a Master Gardener friend, Serena. Characteristics: Culinary Plants, Giant Plants, Pollinator Plants, Tropical Looking Plants, Colored Foliage, Patterned Foliage, Banana Plants, Living Wall --… On hot days, as I watered plants on my deck, it was easy to have the hose over the top to give this planter regular drinks of water too. Thanked 182 Times in 82 Posts, Was November may give us a bit of a break from the routine gardening chores, storing and overwintering plants but it gives us plenty of time to dream of the seasons ahead. It can grow up to 18 feet high with leaves 10 feet long. Plants for sale are Ensete Maurelii 4″ deep pots, plants are between 4″- 24″ tall They grow fast!! ), I learned of basjoos, and thought, wow, I can have a tropical look without the heating and boxing up! ... Leaves reach 75cm long eac year - grow in hot, sunny warm spots in large pots ; Grows 1M tall or so each year, then dies back. When sitting outside there is probably other bugs in there besides spider mites that I don't want in the house. You can see I have many elephant ears and perennials planted around it. Was Are they all Basjoo, or have you also got some M. sikkimensis? Reaching a mature height of 3m, Ensete 'Maurelii' is a striking exotic evergreen. In cooler climates protect with winter mulch or overwinter indoors. This is what the root base looked like after I took the plant down. I'm a first season of growing a Ensete. Another time, when babysitting my nephew, I tortured him a bit by taking several photos of him in his stroller before we went for a walk. Was Le migliori offerte per Ensete Ventricosum maurelii ROSSO FOGLIA Banana giovane pianta in vaso 9cm sono su eBay Confronta prezzi e caratteristiche di prodotti nuovi e … Out of curiousity, do any of you keep your maureliis in pots full time? This beautiful perennial shrub is very similar to the banana tree, its close relative. Not winter hardy, so protect from frost each winter and keep dry. Then in a few days, wipe off the top and bottom of the leaves to remove dead spider mites so that you don't see them later on and think they are back. I purchased a Ensete Ventricosum Maurelii off eBay (not from Sandy) and I'll admit so far I have yet to be impressed with it. But eventually it was time for it go to. I do think Ensete should not be confused with Musa, which, just my thoughts, I would not think will survive the drying out process. On Wednesday, May 7th, of this week, I decided to pot it into a temporary pot using fresh quality potting mix specifically for container gardening. November is a good time to clean up the house while we plan for Thanksgiving with our small groups of friends and family, which will be the case for the Christmas Holidays as well. Here’s a photo of my parents (on the left) and my Aunt and Uncle on the right from last summer. It gets the morning sun on the east side, which my nephew is facing in this above photo, and later, it gets shade in the afternoon as the sun moves over head to the west. It will sit in my spare room until ready to head outdoors, and as noted above, after all chances of the late spring frost has passed. Red pelargonium in blue pots, Ensete 'Maurelii' Explore KarlGercens.com GARDEN LECTURES' photos on Flickr. I have all these options to consider. 18. Musella lasiocarpa is also called Chinese dwarf banana, golden lotus banana or Chinese yellow banana in reference to its port and its magnificent inflorescence golden yellow. ( Log Out /  I took a sharp clean kitchen knife and sliced it off very carefully. Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana. My first step is always to check to see if it looks healthy, free of any little insects, and if starting to grow – which is was in the box. If they do come back, spray it again. Dig and store dry in the shed over winter or squeeze into a small pot in the greenhouse. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The red Abyssinian banana (Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’) is a magnificent plant with huge red-tinged leaves, ideal as the centrepiece in a tropical-themed border. Thanks for the info Sandy! When Picking Out a Mother’s Day Plant – This Is The Only Thing You Need to Know, Cathy T’s Container Gardening Services – What I Do for You | Container Crazy Cathy T, Search Terms – A Look at Last Week’s | Container Crazy Cathy T, 3 Signs it is Time to Move your Plants In | Container Crazy CT. What do you need to make a Fantastic Holiday Wreath? Generally, the ensete maurelii plant is transplanted yearly into new pots, until they are finally ready to be cultivated in the field, where they stay until harvest. Red Banana can reach full size with a couple of weeks of warm weather. Thanked 845 Times in 361 Posts. When you plant red banana plants into pots, I recommend you go as large as possible too. It was a new experience for them to see a tropical plant produce fruit in their home. Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' - Red Abysinnian Banana. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Or keeping it in a pot, where it would stay, and either growing it inside through the winter, provided I can give it enough sun, or keep it in the pot (cut up or not) and let it go dormant in the basement. Just like our skin, it can get hurt and you will see white damage on the leaves when exposed to sun too quickly. Each leaf can reach gigantic proportions of … And one other note, there were some outer sections which had some mold or fungus on it, where you can see the whitish area in these following photos. Ensetes rarely sucker, they put all of there energy into producing a large plant. I’m going to call you ! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Have mine in pot outside and I must say of all the Banana plants I have, it's growing the best and is VERY showy with it's purple leaves. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In fact, I gave one of those to my sister in law one year and she kept it in her sun room all winter.

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