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Ensete 'Vetricosum' | 3L Pot Perennial Bedding
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Ensete 'Vetricosum' | 3L Pot

Ensete Vetricosum

SKU: PB0395

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Fantastic foliage for a tropical look
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The Highlights

    • Giant rich red and green leaves up to 1m long!
    • Vigorous tropical foliage plant grows to height of 2.5-4m
    • Perfect feature plant in a border
    • Suitable for growing in large pots
    • Long lived evergreen plant
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit winner

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Supplied as:

3 Litre Pot
3L Pot. This plant is supplied in a 3L Pot, which is approx 19 x 13cm

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

2.5-4m

Eventual spread:

2.5-4m
This species reaches a spread of 2.5-4m

Time to first crop:

Habit:

Tufted
Foliage grows on an upright, tufted stem

Hardiness:

Half hardy
Hardy to 7c, move to a greenhouse in winter or wrap with horticultural fleece and mulch around the roots with compost or bark chips.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

2.5m
Plant at least 2.5m apart to allow for leaves spreading

Care Guide

Excellent pest and disease resistance

Generally disease free. Prone to aphids and glasshouse red spider mite when grown in a greenhouse.MORE

Water regularly

Water well in summer - Ensete will not tolerate droughts. Avoid the soil becoming waterlogged in winter. MORE

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Thrives in a position of full sun or partial shade, preferably with at least 4 hours of sunlight each day.MORE

Rich, cool well drained soil

Ensete prefers a light, sandy, well drained soil.MORE

Feed regularly

Feed fortnightly with a nitrogen rich liquid fertiliser.MORE

Prune lightly

Remove dead leaves, cutting no lower than the base of each leaf blade.You can also clean the leaves in spring once the frosts have passed.MORE