How to grow Lanzones

Lanzones grow and care – tree of the genus Lansium also known as Langsat, Lanzones perennial evergreen plant, mostly grown for the edible fruits, also as ornamental plant for the shade and grow in tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b-13.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape.

Flower color is yellow-green the size 1-3 mm the flowers grow on inflorescence on little stems that connected to trunk or branches like trunk.

Lanzones fruits

Fruit color is white flesh with brown-yellow peel the peel soft and the fruits looks like little potatoes, the flesh structure remind little bit lychee, there are 0-3 seeds mostly the seeds are little and can be edible

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How to grow Lanzones growing and care:

Humidity, frost free, well-drained soil, rich soil, moist soil, better hardiness zone 11b+

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction (air layering)

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, it’s reduce waiting time for the fruit and it’s insure the quality of the fruits, better to graft the tree when young and easier to use grafting machine and more accurate, cover the graft with transparent nylon bag and above it foil aluminum and wait for few weeks until new leaves grow.

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Take year to get fruits

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn, in hardiness zone 10b-11a better in the spring, hardiness zone 12b+ possible all year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants, termite

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead and week branches

Size of the plant?
20-30 m, 60-100 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water, possible less but prefer more

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun, possible when it’s young to put in half shade or 75% sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn – Winter

General information about the flower
Yellow-green flower the size 1-3 mm the flowers grow on inflorescence on little stems that connected to trunk or branches like trunk.

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:

What are the uses big quantities of Lanzones fruits?
Eaten raw, jelly, jams, alcohol

Work requirements on the fruit:
Not something special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
8-12 years

Ripening of fruit:
Can be taken before it’s fully ripen

How to grow lanzones from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Fast sowing, wash the seeds from the rind and leftover

Saving seeds until sowing:
5-7 days to sow them and keep them in moist soil

Sowing season:
Directly after the fruits, summer the fruit bear in the summer so directly to sow

Planting spacing:
Better in different pot

Depth of Sowing:
2-4cm from the top of the seeds

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Humidity, long day (summer) moist and rich soil

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Germination time:
1-3 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, high humidity, hardiness zone 10b-11 better to protect it the first years over the winter

Scientific name:

Lansium parasiticum

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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 13