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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Indian Almond Tree (Terminalia catappa)

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Has anyone seen any of this tree in south Florida?? Some guy posted he saw them but I can't find his location. Would love to find some for my shrimp tank.
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second this. I've been thinking about planting my own. Anyone have their own almond tree?
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OK sweet so I found a place that sells the tree and they even let me pick some leafs to take with me for free lol.
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Location?
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Hey sorry for slow reply. It's down in West Palm not sure how far that is from you. They have a fruit tree nursery that sells them. Will be trying to convince the wife to let me plant one in the back XD.
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I used to live in West Palm, worked in a saltwater store there. I'm here in Orlando and will be doing some hunting for one today. Will let you guys know how it goes.
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I live in Winter Park and I have 2 indian almond trees in my backyard, strategically planted early this year when I decided to breed bettas for fun. They are under 4 feet now, but soon will have more leaves than I can ever need. Available for grabs for those in the area. I might donate some to a LFS like Darkwater Aquatics so they can help others with shipping (I personally don't have time or the desire to getting into shipping)
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I have been looking around South Beach but haven't find any IAT yet... 😭
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You can use leaves from oak trees as well, just make sure they are not fumigated or systematically immunized with pesticides or heavy metals.


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I realize you are trying to find a local source but I wanted to mention that I buy the indian almond leaves I use online from alpha pro breeders really cheap. I believe I paid @ $5 for the medium sized leaves and my shrimp love them. His shrimp and the way he ships them are excellent as well. Just an option.
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I did find a local source for the tree itself. But the wife has me waiting for us to buy our new house before I go planting things LOL. I did end up buying 100 leafs for $18 so that should hold me off till I plant my own tree.
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