Plant Care Abyssinian banana

Abyssinian banana

Also known as

Enset, Ensete, Ethiopian banana and False banana


Ensete ventricosum

How to care for Abyssinian banana


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 Louisville, KY.

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

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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 Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY

91% High

Growing Abyssinian banana in Louisville right now

Light needs for plant Abyssinian banana in Louisville, KY

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

July 28th, 2021

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

The availability of high quality sunli…

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Light needs for plant Abyssinian banana in Louisville, KY

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 6.1% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

Louisville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Louisville is expected to decrease by 6.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.9 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Abyssinian banana in Louisville, KY

Daylight will decrease by 0.5 hours 📉

July 27th, 2021

This month, Louisville is getting an average of 11.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 3.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.7 total hours of …

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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 Louisville, KY ☀️.️

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


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.

When to repot Abyssinian banana

Nutrient needs for plant Abyssinian banana in Louisville, KY

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

July 27th, 2021

The growing potential in Louisville is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot an…

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Care Summary for Abyssinian banana

Abyssinian banana

Abyssinian banana

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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