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Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'

Purple Abyssinian Banana

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The Purple Abyssinian Banana is one of the most imposing plants that can be grown outside in the UK, albeit for only the frost free months. Huge paddle-shaped leaves, stained almost black purple, erupt stiffly from a bulbous purple trunk giving a presence and intensity of colour that is almost unrivalled. 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! Dig and store dry in the shed over winter or squeeze into a small pot in the greenhouse.

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' Identification Sheet

ventricosum 'Maurelii'
Common name(s)
Purple Abyssinian Banana
Ensete maurelii, Musa ensete 'Rubra', Ensete 'Tandarra Red'
Full sun, rich, moist, well-drained soil
Eventual height
Eventual spread
Skill level

Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery location

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
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<p>We are delighted with the plant you recently sent.</p><p>would be pleased to order any future items we require in the future.</p>

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Love it! Great size and so healthy. Looks amazing in garden

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