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Ensete ‘Tandarra Red’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


Can you say, “Bold?” This is one dramatic foliage plant with huge, waxy fronds of reddish-purple tones superimposed over deep green… similar to Ensete 'Maurellii', but with more contrasting leaf and vein color. Use this bold banana for an exotic, tropical look.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 10-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 120″ / 80″ / 110″
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Time(s):

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Common Name Red banana
Family Musaceae
Genus Ensete
species ventricosum
Plant Type Annual
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Bloom Time --
Flower Color Green
Foliage Color Green, Purple, Red
Dormancy --
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Growth Habit Upright
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
How Different? It has a better leaf and vein color than Ensete 'Maurellii'.
Landscape Value Tropical look, accent, container.
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 120" / 80" / 110"
Soil (Garden) Average container soil.
Water (Garden) Average
Special Uses Deep South
Comments Should be grown as a tropical with high heat and humidity
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Fertility Needs
Finish Time to 4″ 4 – 6 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
Ensete 'Tandarra Red' - Product Profile
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