Ensete glaucum

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Ensete glaucum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Musaceae
Genus: Ensete
Species: E. glaucum
Binomial name
Ensete glaucum
(Roxb.) Cheesman

Ensete glaucum, the Snow Banana, is a larger version of the Abyssinian Banana but not so well known, sometimes called Musa nepalensis or Ensete giganteum, or Ensete wilsonii. It is native to China, Nepal, India, Burma, and Thailand up to 2600-8800ft. It has a thick, waxy and blue, solitary trunk with huge bluish leaves up to 10ft/3m long.

An extremely fast growing banana given heat, but not as hardy as Ensete ventricosum.

Easy to raise from seed and very different with its swollen bulbous base and large leaves.