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Badam Tree, Almond Tree, Terminalia Catappa - Plant

Badam Tree, Almond Tree, Terminalia Catappa - Plant

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Terminalia Catappa, commonly referred to as Sea Almond or Indian Almond, is a versatile tree with both perennial evergreen and dry deciduous characteristics.

This unique tree, also known as the Indian Almond Tree, belongs to the group of untrue mangroves and is renowned for its leaves, which find frequent use in aquariums. It grows in an upright fashion, developing a symmetrical crown adorned with horizontally arranged branches that create a distinctive pattern.

Over time, the tree's crown evolves, gradually flattening and eventually adopting an elegant vase-like shape. It's important to note that the Indian Almond Tree (Terminalia catappa) is distinct from the almond tree scientifically known as Prunus dulcis, which belongs to the Rosaceae family and is primarily cultivated for its edible almonds.

 Almond Tree Utilization

Ornamental Purpose: The Almond tree, with its lush foliage, is a cherished addition to tropical gardens, parks, and urban streets, offering cooling shade.

Medicinal Benefits: Leaf extracts have demonstrated notable anti-diabetic properties and the ability to combat bone loss in ovariectomized mice.

Ethanol leaf extracts showcase analgesic and anti-inflammatory attributes.

Culinary Applications: The fruit and seeds of the Almond tree are delectable, suitable for consumption.

Oil derived from dried nuts is edible and employed in culinary practices across South America.

Indian almond leaves feature various flavonoids like kaempferol and quercetin, along with rich tannins, imparting both astringent and bitter qualities.

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    The actual product may slightly differ from the image shown, as it is indicative. The plant's shape, design, number of leaves, and size depend on seasonal availability.

    Please note that the received product may not precisely match the displayed image due to natural variations in plant growth and availability. Flower/ Petals and some leaves may drop during transport, but new leaves will sprout again within few days. 

    Plant Care: Upon receiving your live plants, it's essential to offer them water promptly to rejuvenate them after their journey. Position the plant in an area with indirect sunlight, allowing it to gradually regain its vitality.

    Repotting Instructions: Once the plant has fully recovered, you may contemplate repotting it in nutrient-rich soil, either within its current decorative pot or a new one. Ensure the selected pot features adequate drainage holes to prevent overwatering, especially if the decorative pot lacks these holes.


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        Plant Care

        Light & Temperature

        • Sunlight Requirements: Almond trees flourish in full sunlight, so ensure they receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
        • Temperature: Almonds thrive in warm, temperate climates. They are best suited for USDA hardiness zones 7 to 9. Avoid planting them in areas prone to late spring frosts, as this can harm the blossoms.
        • Winter Chilling: Almond trees require a period of winter chilling, with temperatures between 32°F to 45°F (0°C to 7°C), to produce an abundant crop. Inadequate chilling can result in poor flowering and fruiting.
        • Protection from Extreme Cold: In regions with occasional cold snaps, consider providing frost protection during late winter or early spring when the tree is in bloom to safeguard the delicate blossoms from frost damage.
        • Heat Tolerance: Almonds are also tolerant of high temperatures during the growing season, making them suitable for hot summer climates.
        • Microclimates: Be mindful of local microclimates. If your region has variations in temperature due to factors like proximity to water bodies or elevation, select a planting location that suits the tree's temperature requirements.

        Watering

        • During the active growth period, especially in the initial years post-planting, maintain a regular watering schedule.
        • Keep the soil consistently moist, avoiding waterlogging. Almond trees display good tolerance to drought but demand steady moisture during flowering and fruit maturation.
        • Adapt the watering frequency according to local precipitation patterns and soil characteristics.

        Fertilizing

        • To promote robust growth and fruit production in almond trees, a consistent fertilization regimen is advantageous.
        • In early spring, use a balanced fruit tree fertilizer, adhering to the recommended dosage provided on the product label.
        • If the tree displays symptoms of nutrient deficiency like yellowing leaves, consider additional fertilization during the growing season.
        • For optimal growth, almond trees thrive in well-draining soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5.
        • Enhance soil quality and drainage by incorporating organic matter such as compost before planting.

        General Tips

        • Pruning: Regularly prune your almond tree to remove dead or diseased branches and maintain its shape.
        • Pest Control: Keep an eye out for common almond tree pests like aphids and mites, and take appropriate measures to control them.
        • Harvest Timing: Harvest almonds when the hulls start to split, usually in late summer or early fall. Allow them to dry for a few days before cracking the shells to reveal the edible nuts.

        Product Description

        Product Features

        • Ornamental Value: The almond tree provides deep shade and is commonly used as an ornamental tree in tropical gardens, parks, and streets.
        • Medicinal Uses: Leaf extracts have exhibited anti-diabetic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
        • Culinary Uses: Almond fruits and seeds are edible, and the oil extracted from dried nuts is used in South American cooking.
        • Rich in Flavonoids: Almond leaves contain flavonoids like kaempferol and quercetin, as well as various tannins.
        • Astringent and Bitter: The leaves have astringent and bitter qualities.

        Please note that almond trees are known for their beautiful foliage and edible nuts, making them valuable in various applications.

        Dimensions & Specifications

        • Height at maturity: 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters).
        • Crown width: 15 to 25 feet (4.5 to 7.5 meters).
        • Growth rate: Moderate.
        • Leaves: Large, lance-shaped, and bright green.
        • Flowers: Small, fragrant, and pale pink to white, appearing in spring.
        • Fruit: Edible, drupe-like with a hard shell containing a single almond seed.
        • Hardiness Zones: USDA zones 7 to 9.

        What's Included

        • Healthy & robust Almond Tree Plant of upto 7-10 inches in height ( 9-12 inch including Pot).
        • 4.5 inch Decor Round Pot (Randomly selected any color pot from  White/ Red/ Yellow/ Pink/ Black/ Green/ Blue Pot (As shown in the image)
        • Plant Marker x 1
        • Free Delivery - PAN India
        • GST Included
        • The mentioned specifications are indicative only. Actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

        Shipping & Returns

        • Delivery Period: This product is shipped using our trusted courier partners, and the delivery period is approximately 7 days, depending on the delivery location.
        • Timing of Delivery: Please note that your gift may be delivered prior to or after the requested date of delivery, if any. Different ordered items may be delivered through various delivery partners.
        • Non-Delivery Days: Our delivery partners do not operate on Sundays and National Holidays.
        • Delivery Confirmation: Our delivery partners do not call prior to delivering an order. We recommend providing an address where someone will be present to receive the package.
        • Address Change: Kindly note that the delivery cannot be redirected to any other address after the order has been dispatched.
        • Order Tracking: Once your order is dispatched from our warehouse, you will receive a tracking number to trace your delivery.
        • Plant Care: For live plants, we advise providing water as soon as the plant arrives, as it may get dehydrated during transit. Place the plant in indirect sunlight, and it will gradually regain vitality.
        • Repotting Instructions: After the plant has fully recovered, consider repotting it in nutrient-rich soil, either in its current pot or a new one. Ensure the chosen pot has proper drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
        • Return Policy: Please note that return of live plants is not allowed. If you have any concerns, kindly share an opening video of package and pictures for consideration of a replacement claim.

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