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Badam Tree, Indian Almond Tree, Terminalia catappa - Plant

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Description

Terminalia catappa also known as Sea almond or Indian almond which is perennial evergreen or dry deciduous, edible fruit and nut.

The Indian Almond Tree (Terminalia catappa) also called Sea Almond or Tropical Almond belongs to the untrue mangroves and is very well known because of its leaves for the use in aquariums. It grows upright and forms a symmetrical crown with horizontal branches distinctively arranged in tiers.

As the tree ages, the crown will become increasingly flattened and eventually take on a vase shape.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 19 inch (48 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Badam, Indian Almond
Maximum Reachable Height 30-40 ft
Flower Colour White to pale green
Bloom Time February to may
Difficulty Level Moderately

Planting and care

  • Dig out an area for the tree that is about 3 or 4 times the diameter of the container or rootball and the same depth as the container or rootball.
  • Use a pitchfork or shovel to scarify the sides of the hole.
  • If container-grown, lay the tree on its side and remove the container. Loosen the roots around the edges without breaking up the root ball too much.
  • Position tree in center of hole so that the best side faces forward. You are ready to begin filling in with soil.
  • If planting a balled and burlaped tree, position it in hole so that the best side faces forward.
  • Untie or remove nails from burlap at top of ball and pull burlap back, so it does not stick out of hole when soil is replaced.
  • Create a water ring around the outer edge of the hole.
  • Not only will this conseve water, but will direct moisture to perimeter roots, encouraging outer growth.
  • Once tree is established, water ring may be leveled.
  • Studies show that mulched trees grow faster than those unmulched, so add a 3 inch layer of pinestraw, compost, or pulverized bark over backfilled area.
  • Remove any damaged limbs.
  • Badam Tree care

    Plants are almost completely made up of water so it is important to supply them with adequate water to maintain good plant health. Too much water frequently deprives oxygen leading to plant diseases such as root and stem rots.

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering Water regularly; do not overwater
    Soil Sandy, well-drained soil
    Temperature Hardy up to 4 degree C
    Fertilizer Young plants need extra phosphorus to encourage good root development. Look for a fertilizer that has phosphorus.Trees need to be fertilized every few years.

    Badam Tree uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The Almond tree provides deep shade and has become a beloved ornamental tree in tropical gardens, parks and along streets

    Medicinal Use:

    • Leaf extract exhibited potent anti-diabetic effects and suppress bone weight loss in ovariectomized mice
    • Ethanol leaf extracts displayed analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities

    Culinary Use:

    • The fruit and seed are edible
    • Oil extracted from the dried nuts is edible and used in cooking in parts of South America
    • Indian almond leaves contain several different flavonoids, including kaempferol and quercetin
    • It is also rich in various tannins
    • It is astringent and bitter

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When to plant almond trees?

    Almond trees planting should be done in December – January.

    How to grow almond plant at home?

    Almond Plant is grown by tongue grafting and budding. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(Dec-Jan). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Can you plant an almond tree in a pot?

    1. To grow Almond tree in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field.

    Where to plant almond tree?

    You can plant a Almond tree preferably outdoors, in pot or in ground at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant - 1. Direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day preferably in morning. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch.

    When to prune almond plant?

    Best season to prune Almond tree is summer(April-May).

    What does an almond plant look like?

    Almond is a tree of medium height an branches are glabrous. Flowers usually develop laterally on short spurs and have 1-5 flower buds.

    Can you plant almond seeds?

    Yes, Almond plant can be grow from seed.

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