Whilst Ensete are technically a perennial as they can live for more than one season, in the UK you would have to move them inside a greenhouse or conservatory at the first sign of a frost. Plants must be grown in light, sandy, well-drained soil in a sunny spot, away from any chilly wind that would mark the leaves. Water regularly during the summer and feed with a nitrogen-rich fertiliser once a fortnight. In autumn, cut the plants down and either dig them up and transfer them into pots, which you can move indoors until late spring. In southern regions, it may be possible to wrap the plants with a thick later of horticultural fleece and mulch around the roots with well-rotted manure or compost. However you overwinter them, they should regrow quickly from late-spring onwards.