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
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.
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
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 👍
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