Ensete maurelii, commonly known as the Red Banana Tree, is a wonderful ornamental banana from the high mountains of East Africa. It grows to only 10 ft. tall in temperate climates, and its gigantic leaves can reach up to 10 ft. long. The foliage is highlighted with burgundy, which is especially concentrated as the new growth emerges. These plants can also be used in large summer containers.
Type: USDA Zone 10-11
Light: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water: Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil.
Size: Moderate growth; can reach up to 10 ft. tall.