Musa Ensete Maurelii Red Abyssinian
Musa Ensete Maurelii - Red Abyssinian Banana Cold Hardy Tropical Banana Tree
Ensete ‘Maurelii’ also known as Red Abyssinian Banana is a popular choice for creating tropical effects in ornamental plantings. This large tropical creates unique color blends red with green, produces very large leaves when planted in the ground, size can remain smaller when planted in containers. Plant in full sun to partial shade in a wind-sheltered area such as courtyards, walled entry gardens, atrium and sheltered slots between buildings. Water regularly during the growing stages, It is cold hardy to about 25° F without damage.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
|Grow Zones:||4-11 in Patio / 9-11 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||15-20 ft.|
|Mature Width:||10-15 ft.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Water:||Twice a week first growing season|
|Foliage:||Evergreen- year round interest|
|Soil Conditions:||Well drain organics mixes|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
- Fast Growing and Easy to Maintain
- Ideal for backyards, place in full sun or Partial Shade, Create a graceful landscape display with its bright lush foliage
- Reduce stress and Fatigue by simply enjoying and caring for your plants.
Care & Maintenance
HOW TO CARE FOR MUSA RED ABYSSINIAN TREE
PLANTING AND CARE - If Planting in the ground dig a hole twice as large than the pot you purchased, Remove the tree from the grower pot, you may cut off the plastic pot if needed. Drop the plant level to the soil, Water the tree as you back fill soil to remove air pockets. Cover the new soil with mulch to retain moisture and keep weeds away.WATER MANAGEMENT - Water twice a week during the first two months, increase frequency during extreme hot days, water slowly to allow the soil to moist evenly.
LIGHT - Thrives in Full Sun, bright light is optimal and will encourage a higher rate of growth. If intended for indoor use bright light is recommended.
FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a slow release granular fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
PRUNNING is not needed, however regular maintenance is needed as lower bottom leaves age and collapse they can be cut off from the main stem.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - In the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.
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