Jungle banana (ensete ventricosum)

Catalog # 49 - An exceptionally fast growing species, seed germination can take 3 weeks but is well worth the wait as it can grow as high as 6-7ft. (2 m) in a summer season even in northern climes. Large fronds with scarlet tinges around the edges make it an ideal patio plant who's size is determined by its root space. Can be winterized by cutting off the shoots; root section sitting over winter in a dark area unwatered ; or it can be left to grow in a sunny area near a window. Spray mist frequently indoors as the plant feeds itself through it's long fronds. Soil should be a mixture of peat soil and sand though the species will also do extremely well hydroponically.