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Ensete ventricosum

Description
Life formherbPhysiologyevergreen, single stem
HabiterectCategoryvegetables, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1624830Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light, wide, organic
Rainfall (annual)110015009001700Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude5-2030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 5003100Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.67.357.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth-2
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual)Crop cycle365365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedsole croppinglowmedium
arable irrigatedinter-croppingZea mays, Brassica oleracea var. capitata, Colocasia esculenta, Phaseolus sp. Solanum tuberosumlowhigh
permanent rainfedinter-croppingPersea americana, Coffea arabica, Citrus sp.lowmedium

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsbark
food & beveragemineralsbark
food & beveragestarchbark
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)starchentire plant
materialfibresleaves
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsentire plant
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsleaves
medicinalendocrine system applicationsleaves
medicinalendocrine system applicationsflowers
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant