dwarf red banana?

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plan b

dwarf red banana?

Post by plan b » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:10 pm

Hello,
ive had this dwarf red banana plant in this pot for a few weeks now, are there any special tricks that i could use to give it a good start in its big new pot,or is it just a case of some gritty compost and water??

any suggestions or advice would be a great help..

oh ps..it is a minature red banana isnt it?? icon_silent icon_silent

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bobbyd44

Re: dwarf red banana?

Post by bobbyd44 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:13 pm

think its an ensette murellii prob spelt wrong!! think chicken poo pellets work well!! and miracle grow hte old favorite.. :D

plan b

Re: dwarf red banana?

Post by plan b » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:23 pm

bobbyd44 wrote:think its an ensette murellii prob spelt wrong!! think chicken poo pellets work well!! and miracle grow hte old favorite.. :D

cheers for that, im going to buy some chicken poo pellets at the weekend and get it repotted..and we will see what happens..
thx. paul.

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Re: dwarf red banana?

Post by bodster » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:37 pm

ensettes are certainly not dwarf. They get enormous!

Dave in Warrington

Re: dwarf red banana?

Post by Dave in Warrington » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:52 pm

Think big for the Ensete - your certainly need a new plan on planting this maurelli .... plan b

More cultivation thoughts/photos//links on this plant can be found on a previous thread at

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... f=1&t=4980

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Re: dwarf red banana?

Post by Mick B » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:10 am

Good info here:-

http://www.cooltropicalplants.com/Enset ... cosum.html

plan b

Re: dwarf red banana?

Post by plan b » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:02 pm

hello all,
thankyou for the advice on the maurelli, had a look as some of the links on here you provided, and i think im going for a large pot and a dry over winter in the shed.. keep you posted success or failure :|

thx paul.

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