3.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)
Also known as
Enset, Ensete, Ethiopian banana and False banana
What other plant parents say
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…
they need to grow 44 leaves before they can grow bananas!!
How to care for Abyssinian banana
Abyssinian banana needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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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.
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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.