Re: Why is my "maurelli" losing its color?
It depends on which ensete you have actually got some stores label a ventricosum as a maurelli and vice versa? The wild ones will have green leafs which are the ventricosums they come from lower down on the Ethiopian mountains. 700 to 1100m as opposed to the maurelli which comes from higher up the mountains which is 1700 to 2350m. The higher up the more the colour intensifies, It would benefit the maurelli if it was south facing with full sun exposure and watered daily if not twice a day until it comes to the early autum then reduce the watering. Also some feed would also help boost it a lot.