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italydiva

Love all things to do with gardening 🌸🌿🌼

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' syn. Ensete ventricosum 'Rubrum', Ensete 'Maurelii', Musa 'Santa Morelli'

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italydiva

Another new leaf on its way #foliagefriday #ensete-maurelli #ajmay #ensetechallange22 #ensetechallenge22

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juliesgarden

Fabulous ❤️💚❤️💚

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hebelover

Morning ❤💚 Very striking foliage

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italydiva

Thank you…it seems to be generating a new leaf a week at the moment. Just love checking on this each day ♥️💚♥️💚 @juliesgarden @hebelover

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Cazx

😢 reminds me of mine. Left at old house, im@so wishing now that I bought it with me. Yours is stunning

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italydiva

Thanks Caroline…must be so hard deciding what to take and what to leave when you move. You’ll have to do a dawn raid! @Cazx

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pelly

Fantastic leaf patterns ❤💚❤

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godfreye

Beautiful 🤗

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italydiva

Thank you Jane & Enid 💚♥️💚♥️ @pelly @godfreye

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Cazx

I’m so tempted I can tell you lol @italydiva

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jeatacake

Definitely enjoying the warm weather & being out in the fresh air 👍

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italydiva

It certainly is Jeff…it’s the first thing I run out and check each morning. Can’t tell you how excited I get with each new leaf 😂 @jeatacake

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italydiva

The forecast says no more frost, so I’ve taken the plunge and planted my #ensete-ventricosum-maurelli into a large planter today (6.5.22) Height 10.5 inches / 27cm. So….let’s see how it grows this season. My first full season, so here we go! 🤞#ensetechallenge22 @jeatacake Anyone else up for a bit of fun, please feel free to join in 😀 #foliagefriday #ajmay

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jacaranda

If I had one I’d happily join in 😢

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italydiva

Never say never Barbara…it’s amazing what unexpected additions find their way into your garden 🪴 😉 @jacaranda

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jacaranda

Very true! 😂😂

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jeatacake

It's looking happy in its new spot 👍

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italydiva

So far, so good Jeff! 🤞 @jeatacake

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lesliecole49

Is this a type of banana? I won't be part of this challenge but it's got great color. Oh duh, it says banana!

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italydiva

Lol…Impressive that you recognised it anyway Leslie! The leaves are a lovely colour. Can’t wait for it to grow. Sadly there won’t be any bananas though 🍌 🍌🍌 @lesliecole49

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italydiva

Just love these leaves #ensete #foliage #foliagefriday #red #green #unfurling

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Burgundy and lime green a fabulous combination 👌🏼

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hebelover

Gorgeous foliage

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juliesgarden

Oh wow 🤩

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italydiva

Thanks…I love the glossiness of the foliage as well as it’s colour @hebelover @juliesgarden

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jeatacake

The leaves are almost waxy like the begonias of that name 👍

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italydiva

They are very similar Jeff 👍🏼 @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Until they put on a growth spurt! 🍌

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italydiva

Very true…first year growing this Jeff so hoping it will get a real spurt on! 🤞😆 @jeatacake

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jeatacake

I beleive yours is the hardiest variety for the UK. Mine, an Ethiopian variety, seemed to survive well over winter in the greenhouse (unheated) & is now starting to get going. Hoping to plant it outside by the end of May.

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italydiva

Good to know it is one of the hardier varieties…it will need it with me! 😅 I bought mine around September time in a sale and overwintered it in a coldframe. Wasn’t sure it would survive but was really pleased it did. Looking to put mine in a very large pot this year. I keep popping it out in the garden during the day, then bringing it into the house at night. Can’t wait to plant it outside! Love seeing the leaves unfurl! Look forward to seeing yours in all its glory 😀 @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Definitely hardy if it survived so well in a cold frame. Do you have a greenhouse to put it next winter? Like mine, I expect it will have grown a lot over the summer and autumn. That's when having space for it next winter can become a problem. It might have to be something brutal such as what Monty Don does with his over winter! Once I've got mine planted outside, I'll definitely post a photo 👍

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italydiva

So pleased to have overwintered this successfully. Hoping for BIG things this year 🤞🌴 #ensete-ventricosum-maurelli #foliagefriday

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pelly

Good luck 👍

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heatherdirtyhands

I overwintered my small banana too and it's doing great. I repotted it yesterday. I can't wait to see it grow and get its red marking back

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

That’s great I love the leaves….

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italydiva

Thanks Jane! 😊🤞 @pelly

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italydiva

This will be the first year I’ve endeavoured to grow this as I bought it in a sale late in the season last year. It was rather sad and bedraggled looking but it’s looking promising so far. The leaves are beautiful, I love the red colouring. Hopefully won’t be long before the colour deepens on yours too Heather. ❤️💚❤️ @pelly @heatherdirtyhands @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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