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Old 06-28-2010, 11:43 PM   #41 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Ensete ventricosum var. 'Maurelii'

Thanks. So, you think the one in the photo is a straight ventricosum? I agree, both are nice, but var. maurelii is by far the nicer one, in my opinion. I haven't seen it offered for sale in Canada, so I'm not sure if I can get one.

And yes, this thread did get hijacked a bit, but the pics and info are really helpful. I only have a Dwarf Orinoco right now, and I would love for my next one to be a maurelii, or some other nice ornamental type.
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Thanks for all the pics and info people! Very nice! So, I guess the one in the link I posted in the first post here is not Maurelii, but what is it? Looks very odd with bright green leaves with red mid rib and red on the back of the leaf. I don't want to order it if it really is not right.
Kevi, I think tht photo was photoshopped or altered i some other way. It is most likely a maurelii that had the red enhanced.I would love a banana that actually looked loke that, as would others.

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Kevi, I think tht photo was photoshopped or altered i some other way. It is most likely a maurelii that had the red enhanced.I would love a banana that actually looked loke that, as would others.
Please excuse that spelling! Wow!

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Thanks. So, you think the one in the photo is a straight ventricosum? I agree, both are nice, but var. maurelii is by far the nicer one, in my opinion.
Which picture are we referring to here? Can you repost it again?
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It's the one from the first post of this thread, here: Banana Plants at Hawaiian Botanicals
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I got one! I was at a local garden centre, and there there were: 5 plants in one gallon pots, labelled 'Ensete Maurel'. Close enough. I hope it is what I think it is. (I only got one). I didn't expect to find them, but sometimes the garden centres bring in things that they really don't know what they are. Mostly, they just order wholesale, without a list, and sometimes we get lucky. Yay!

I also picked up a Dwarf Green from another place. I thought it looked nice with the somewhat pointy leaves, and a nice red trim to the leaves.
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It's the one from the first post of this thread, here: Banana Plants at Hawaiian Botanicals
That's definitely a Maurelii....doubt it was photoshopped/edited, but that's definitely not a typical presentation of the red coloration. They do vary quite a bit in that department, though.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:11 PM   #47 (permalink)
 
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Here's mine. I think it's been in the ground for about nine months. It was in a one-gallon container when I bought it.

Here's my Ensete 'Maurelii' now, and my husband wants me to move it. Does anyone know if it will be hard to dig out?



I think it was RJ that warned me not to plant it there, and I should have listened:-)
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Just get a big a rootball as possible should be no problem
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Just stopped by Home Depot today and they had a lot of Maureliis on sale.
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Hello banana folks.

I'm brand new here and this is my first post. Just thought I'd revive this older thread by sharing this awesome link. I'm not sure of the zone this fella is growing his in but must be cold enough to have to store it for the winter. As well as not being able to uncover it completely until May 4th. I'm guessing zone 6-ish.

The text is in German so you'll have to select the Google translate option. Check it out!:

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I grow one of these in michigan and its unreal how well its done. It goes in the ground after the last frost and back inside and bare rooted in the fall.

the root ball is so large its actually getting to large to muscle around to bring inside, Im not sure what I will do in the future.

I bring it inside with a dry rootball and I put it in a large garbage bag which basically keeps the floor clean but I leave the bag open so air can circulate and put it in a dark corner in the basement.

The plant throws at least 3 more leaves in this dormant state which blows my mind and with the lack of light the leaves are white.

Its an awesome plant.
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I purchased two of these from Northern Tropics earlier this winter. Sandy's the one who started this thread.

My plan is to plant these in-ground once we're past the last frost for my zone 6b. I hope I have at least, some of the success that others here have obviously had. It's a beautiful plant and should be showcased accordingly.

I'm hoping it takes well to a good fertilizer routine as has been indicated by others.
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Very nice! Will you be planting it outdoors this spring?
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I spoke too soon....it finally bit the dust........


Hi Jack,
I am just getting ready to do some experiments with my new E. Maurelii and thus am gathering
all the info I can get. Sorry about the demise of yours. The amazing thing is, that you got it
through the winter and then it succumbed in June. It certainly can't be the cold in Victoria, so
it must be the humidity. Coming from Abyssinia they are used to dry weather. What is your
exact exposure; to the "straight" or the west coast? I believe that makes a lot of difference
on the island.

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