Ensete superbum wilting

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Ensete superbum wilting

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:41 am

I know Ensete superbum is the least hardy of the Ensete tribe, and that it comes from tropical areas, but I am really surprised that it wilts in full sun. I have had to move it to dappled shade. :roll:

Is this normal, or does it have another problem :?: It is not dry.
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Re: Ensete superbum wilting

Post by mushtaq86 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:38 pm

Dave Brown wrote:I know Ensete superbum is the least hardy of the Ensete tribe, and that it comes from tropical areas, but I am really surprised that it wilts in full sun. I have had to move it to dappled shade. :roll:

Is this normal, or does it have another problem :?: It is not dry.
I have never had one Dave,so don't know what it requires.Is it grown in shade in its native habitat? or does yours just need more time to establish it self in the sun?

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Re: Ensete superbum wilting

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:06 pm

it dies back to ground level in winter but resprouts in spring. It has grown all growth in full sun, both behind glass and in the open, but all leaves wilt including new ones grown outside in full sun. It is almost like it does not have enough root to support the top in strong sun :roll:
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Re: Ensete superbum wilting

Post by mushtaq86 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:54 pm

Dave Brown wrote:it dies back to ground level in winter but resprouts in spring. It has grown all growth in full sun, both behind glass and in the open, but all leaves wilt including new ones grown outside in full sun. It is almost like it does not have enough root to support the top in strong sun :roll:
Try different fertilizers Dave, maybe the ones which give strong root growth?

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Re: Ensete superbum wilting

Post by sanatic1234 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:30 pm

Dave how did you get on with this in the end, this is the next banana plant on my list.

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Re: Ensete superbum wilting

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:03 pm

sanatic1234 wrote:Dave how did you get on with this in the end, this is the next banana plant on my list.
I thought you recently got one?

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Re: Ensete superbum wilting

Post by sanatic1234 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:12 pm

No i got glaucum and ventricosum kris, superbum is next. :-)

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