Red Abyssinian Banana (Musa Ensete Maurelii)

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Growing Zone: 8-11

Growing Zone: 8-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Red Abyssinian Banana (Musa Ensete Maurelii)
Mature Height 6 to 10 feet
Mature Width 6 to 10 feet
Spacing Plant with a spacing of 6 to 8 feet
Sunlight Prefers partial shade to full sun
Temperature Tolerance Thrives in temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C)
Watering Needs Moderate; keep soil consistently moist but not waterlogged
Growth Rate Moderate
Difficulty Level Easy to moderate care requirements
Grows Well Indoors Suitable for indoor growth with bright, indirect light
Flowering Time Typically blooms in late spring to early summer
Origin Native to Southeast Asia

Musa Ensete Maurelii: A Striking Addition to Your Garden

Musa Ensete Maurelii, commonly known as the Red Abyssinian Banana, is a captivating tropical plant that brings exotic beauty to your garden. Learn all about growing and caring for this unique addition to your outdoor or indoor space.

How to Grow

Musa Ensete Maurelii thrives in warm, humid climates and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet. Whether in the ground or a container, provide well-draining soil and ensure it receives full sun to partial shade. Regular watering is essential to maintain soil moisture, and periodic fertilization promotes healthy growth.

Care Tips

Ensure the vitality of your Red Abyssinian Banana by pruning any damaged leaves and protecting it from strong winds and frost. Vigilance against pests and diseases is crucial for optimal growth and long-term health.


Musa Ensete Maurelii is perfect for adding a tropical flair to gardens, patios, or balconies. Its bold red foliage makes it a stunning focal point. While its fruit is typically not edible, the plant's aesthetic appeal is unmatched.

Planting Tips

Plant in a location with full sun to partial shade, using well-draining soil. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball, backfill with soil, and water thoroughly. Regular watering and occasional fertilization will ensure robust growth.


Keep your Red Abyssinian Banana vibrant by pruning damaged leaves, fertilizing every few months, and protecting it from harsh weather conditions. With proper care, this unique plant will thrive and enhance your garden's beauty.



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