Care Level: Plays Hard to Get
Pet Friendly: Warning
Toxic to pets if ingested.
Origins: Native to Asia and Africa.
Fun Facts: Ensete, also know...
Ensete, also known as enset, is an important food crop in Ethiopia, and an ornamental plant enjoyed in landscapes around the world. Though the bananas they produce are not edible, Ensete plants do produce food in the form of a starchy corm (underground storage organ) and a starchy stem base. When sun and good moisture are provided, they will give you a show to remember, especially if you are not from the tropics, as most would not expect such a large tropical specimen to be growing in your yard. But this is very doable if you store the plant appropriately over the winter and revive them to be planted again each year.