Plant ID forum: Abyssinian Banana (Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'); Seen in San Francisco

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 20, 2014 12:34 AM CST
On a walk through Telegraph Hill /Filbert Steps I saw some wonderful garden plants. Is this some sort of banana?
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Sep 20, 2014 1:17 AM CST

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Yes, possibly Abyssinian Banana (Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii')
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kate007
Sep 23, 2014 11:28 AM CST
Correct Calif......... Green Grin!

Here is the stem on mine at the moment...massive leaves.


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I should say I am in the UK.

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Sep 23, 2014 12:14 PM CST

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Welcome! to ATP @kate007!

I have had mine since 2005, the photo below was taken in 2007. I will be repotting it the winter as the soil needs refreshing.

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