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Banana Tree

Ensete ventricosum

Slow to germinate but dependable. After germination the plants grow at the rate of half a foot a month. A spectacular house plant or for outdoor foliage with green leaves on a reddish stem, can grow to a height of 10 feet.  3 seeds




Germination:  2-26 weeks, sporadically

Seed Planting Depth:  Sow 1/2" deep

Starting Indoors/Outdoors: Start indoors 10-12 weeks before last frost or sooner. Nick then soak seed for 48 hrs in warm water, then provide 75 degree soil temperature.

Height and Width:  3-10' x 3-10'

Spacing:  3-8'

Light Needs:   Sun

Soil Needs:   Fertile and well drained

Uses:  Foliage plant, houseplant  

Care: Overwintering is possible in a frost free greenhouse



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