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Lakatan is a popular variety of Banana plant, which belongs to the Musa genus (Musa 'Lakatan'). When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Banana yellow.

susceptible to Banana Bunchy Top virus

Lakatan grows as a Perennial and is a Fruit. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Lakatan normally grows to a mature height of 3.05 metres (that's 9.91 feet imperial).

Philippines is believed to be where Lakatan originates from.

As Lakatan Banana plant is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Lakatan have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Lakatan

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Lakatan is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 9 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

Growing Lakatan from seed

Transplanting Lakatan

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Lakatan is a tender plant.

Harvesting Lakatan