False Banana
Ensete ventricosum
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 5.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

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Names

Other common names Abysinian Banana, Ethiopian Banana, Red Abyssinian Banana, Wild Banana
Family Musaceae
Other scientific names Musa ensete, Ensete edule, Musa arnoldiana, Ensete arnoldianum

Characteristics

Growth form tree
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • cream
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    6
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    8
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Leaf color
  • purple
  • green
Fruit color
  • yellow