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About Abyssinian banana
Maurelii is a perennial cultivar in the Musaceae (banana) family. It is named for J. Maurel who drew attention from the French in Ethiopia to the native red-leaved 'banana' looking plant. It's best grown in full sun with some shade in the hotter portion of the day. Courtyards, atriums, and walled gardens are ideal.
Also known as
Enset, Ensete, Ethiopian banana and False banana
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 located in Tampa, Florida.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 16th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…
January 14th, 2022
Tampa is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to increase by 10.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…
January 14th, 2022
This month, Tampa is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 3.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of daylig…
Abyssinian banana love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Tampa, Florida ⛅.
Abyssinian banana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.