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[Killietalk] Re: Killietalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 43
Lee you are correct Terminalia catappa as well
as catalpa is the leaves that are known as almond leaves.
Check out any of the betta lists or sites, people swear by their properties. I have used them and if you want to get stubborn bettas to breed they do work. They also recommend you do not keep the leaves in the tank continously, use them for 5-7 days and then do a water change.
Melaleuca is not the same plant, I do not know where it comes from but the almond leaves come from the Terminalia catappa, an asian tree that does not seem to grow well in most of North America do to the more frigid climates we face in the North. Also to get sapplings of them in, to grow for your own leaves can be quite costly, if these were the ones that grow as pests in Florida that would not be the case.
They will most likely grow in milder climates like Florida, Texas, California.
Melaleuca is also an oil or sap that is used, not the leaves. Although the leaves must have this in them as well.
Hope this gives some more information.
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 20:49:04 EST
From: LeeH920226 at aol_com
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] maleleuca and almond leaves
To: killietalk at aka_org
I also have seem the almond trees referred to as Terminalia catappa as well
as catalpa. I don't know which is correct.
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