Hello brothers and sisters,
I’m Vietnam terminalia catappa, people also call me tropical almond but I like terminalia catappa better. I’m seven and a half months old. Thanks to sunshine, rain, wind… and chị Hương’s care and love, my leaves are green and my stems are strong. I’ll be taller and bigger than that, so that bringing joyfulness for people. I’m so happy now.
There are my Vietnam’s terminalia catappa brothers and sisters. All of us come from the seeds, chị Hương found under a Flamboyant tree and a Libidibia ferrea tree, probably brought there by the squirrels from the huge old terminalia catappa trees across the street.
Chị Hương sowed all the seeds at the same time, but I came out of the seed early. Other ones came out later at much different times. The smallest brother is only one day old now. Another brother is five days old, a sister is one week old. Before them is a one-month-old brother.
And I’m seven and a half months old! Isn’t that crazy! And I’m only the second in the family. My oldest brother in the picture below is eight months old. And chị Hương wrote about him in “Who am I” – part 1.
Around me stand my other brothers and sisters – one mango plant, one coconut plant, two longan plants, several orange plants, several areca plants, several passion fruit vines…
I have a very big family, thanks to chị Hương tender and gentle love. She gives food and drink and loving care every day. We love her! And we’re happy to know you in The Banana Garden too.
Bye bye! Have a gooooooooood day!
Your terminalia catappa,