How to grow Terminalia catappa

Terminalia catappa grow and care – tree of the genus Terminalia also known as Sea almond or Indian almond, Terminalia catappa perennial evergreen or dry deciduous plant edible fruit and nut also used as ornamental plant or medical, can grow in tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 12+.

Leaves color green and can be red in the dry season in ovate shape.

Flower color white small in star shape, flowers grow in inflorescence.

Terminalia catappa fruits

Fruit edible color green to red in ovate shape.

Nut edible color brown in elliptic shape.

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How to grow Terminalia catappa growing and care:

Sandy, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
15-30 m, 45-100 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year

General information about the flower
White small flower in star shape, flowers grow in inflorescence

Edible nuts & fruits

Nuts & fruits harvest season:
All year

Nuts & fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Terminalia catappa nuts & fruits?
Fruit: eat raw, juice / Nut: eaten raw, roasted

Work requirements on the nuts & fruits:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear nuts & fruits?
4-6 years

Scientific name:

Terminalia catappa

How to grow Terminalia catappa

Terminalia catappa


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
  • Edible Nut
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13