Genus of evergree, fast-growing, perennial herbs with enormous leaves, native to tropical areas. They bear edible fruits, the well-known bananas.
Latin name: Ensete ventricosum "Maurelii"
They grow in full sun or partial shade, in fertile, humus-rich soils.
Plant alone or with palm trees in warm climates. Suitable for coastal planting.
Propagated by seeds.
Large red and yellow leaves with a red midrib.