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Old 06-13-2018, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Baby ensente marelli

Just planted in a huge pot a 1 foot Ensete maurelli. When should I feed it for the first time? How often do you feed? Never grew these before.

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I'm growing one in a container this year too, first time also. It has at least tripled in size since I got it. As each new leaf unfurls, another leaf is inside rolled up ready to keep growing. I read that in ideal conditions, a single leaf can be 10 feet long. It's really a beast on growth, seems to be about 3 inches taller with each new leaf. I really like it. I fertilize it every 2 weeks with all my other containers. Good luck with yours!
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Originally Posted by clarejoe View Post
Just planted in a huge pot a 1 foot Ensete maurelli. When should I feed it for the first time? How often do you feed? Never grew these before.
Ensete are awesome.
I have a small one.
I treat mine like a tropical plant.
Wait for the roots fill the container somewhat this plant is easy to overwater.

Seems to do well root bound in cooler zones however every garden is different.

Mine is in a container and seems to responds well with store bought water soluble fertilizers and granulars.
I have seen others use triple 19 granular on theirs but theirs were much larger and in the ground.

Treat it like your other bananas and cannas.
I hope yours does well.
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