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Old 07-08-2010, 02:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Newest addition...Ensete "Tandarra Red"

Thanks for the comments. I think its very similar to Maurelii but the price was good so I wouldnt mind even if it was Maurelii. Main difference seems to be the smaller size. Greg, I didnt get my plant from the link posted, I got it from a local nursury for around 35 dollars. Heres a pic of it. The coloring doesnt show very well in the picture but at least it gives you an idea of the size. Its not in the ground even though it kind of looks like it is. The pot was too deep for me to sucessfully re-pot it, but the pot happens to be biodegradable and when it breaks (I guess that happens when the roots start to break out of the pot) Im going to plant it in the ground and see what happens.

Ill keep you posted. So far it has yet to prove itself different from maurelii but it seems to be much more heat tolerant (It was sitting in full sun at the nursury with 4 days of triple digit heat and it was pretty dry too!)

Thanks for commenting. If anyone has something else to add, feel free to!
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