Propagation of Ensete v. ' Maurelii'
Recently, I was at my local garden center and found a stunningly gorgeous Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' for sale. The plant is about 6 feet tall and has a pseudostem that is about 8 inches in diameter. (I only paid $30.00 dollars for it.) With respect to bananas I am mostly familiar with Musa and Lasiocarpa. My questions are about the life cycle of this plant. I assume it dies back after flowering and fruiting. At
what height (or age) do they typically flower and fruit. Secondly, does this banana typically sucker?? If not, is seed the only way to propagate it? (My M. sikkimensis flowered last year but I've been able to keep the plant going through its suckers.)