Plant Care Abyssinian banana
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Abyssinian banana

Also known as

Enset, Ensete, Ethiopian banana and False banana

Taxonomy

Ensete ventricosum
Ensete
Musaceae
Zingiberales

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 located in Beaverton, OR.

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.

Plant care guide for Abyssinian banana in Beaverton, OR

Beaverton, OR

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Growing Abyssinian banana in Beaverton right now

Light needs for plant Abyssinian banana in Beaverton, OR

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

July 25th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Beaverton is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlig…

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Light needs for plant Abyssinian banana in Beaverton, OR

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 5% ☀️

July 24th, 2021

Beaverton is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Beaverton is expected to decrease by 5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.2 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Abyssinian banana in Beaverton, OR

Daylight will decrease by 0.5 hours 📉

July 25th, 2021

This month, Beaverton is getting an average of 12.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 3.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.2 total hours of d…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Beaverton, OR ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Abyssinian banana thrive 🌿!

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 your location in Beaverton, OR, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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