Plant Care Abyssinian banana
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Abyssinian banana

3.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Abyssinian banana has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Abyssinian banana has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Enset, Ensete, Ethiopian banana and False banana

Taxonomy

Ensete ventricosum
Ensete
Musaceae
Zingiberales

What other plant parents say

Abyssinian banana has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Abyssinian banana has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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@Marina
Enfield, England
Rating of the plant Abyssinian banana named Banana by Marina on Greg, the plant care app
09/05/2021

Beautiful plant with amazing leaves but had one die on my rather quickly and this is my second on. Got burned during a recent house move and it’s recovered a bit but I’m not holding my breath with t…

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@Trin
Lancaster, Ohio
Rating of the plant Abyssinian banana named 🍌walter🍌 by Trin on Greg, the plant care app
08/04/2021

they need to grow 44 leaves before they can grow bananas!!

How to care for Abyssinian banana

Water

How often to water your Abyssinian banana

Water needs for Abyssinian banana
0.5 cups
every 9

Abyssinian banana needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Abyssinian banana

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Abyssinian banana in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Abyssinian banana: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Abyssinian banana may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Abyssinian banana in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Abyssinian banana

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Abyssinian banana: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Abyssinian banana after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Abyssinian banana

Abyssinian banana

Abyssinian banana


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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