How to Grow Terminalia Mantaly Tree

Written by Maggie

Feb 23 2023

How to Grow Terminalia Mantaly Tree

Terminalia Mantaly is a tall tree with soft stems, strong roots, strong wind resistance and salt tolerance, making it an excellent coastal tree. So how to grow Terminalia Mantaly tree? Let's take a look at it.

Terminalia Mantaly

Terminalia Mantaly Info

Botanical Name Terminalia mantaly
Common Names Madagascar almond
Plant Type Trees, Shrubs
Light Sun growing, Semi shade
Native Areas Africa - Madagascar
Mature Size 6 to 8 meters high, 2 to 4 meters wide
Water Normal, Can tolerate more
Foliage color Variegated, Green, Cream or off white

How to Grow Terminalia Mantaly Tree (Basic Info) :

  • The best time for Terminalia mantaly tree propagation: sowing is suitable for spring to summer;Grafting in early March is appropriate. In rainy weather, it is not suitable for grafting.
  • Terminalia Mantaly best growth soil: terminalia mantaly are sterile, saline-tolerant, highly adaptable, and can be grown in any soil, but fertile sandy soil is preferred.
  • Growth humidity requirement: Terminalia Mantaly prefers high temperature and humidity, and the relative humidity in the Mediterranean region is generally 40 {bf} -65 {bf}.
  • The best growth temperature: Terminalia Mantaly likes high temperature and heat, the suitable growth temperature is about 23-32℃, and the top branches below 0℃ are vulnerable to freezing damage.
  • Best growth of light: Terminalia Mantaly positive plant, sufficient sunlight.

Terminalia Mantaly

Tips for Terminalia Mantaly Tree Care:


Terminalia Mantaly is sterile, saline-tolerant, highly adaptable, and can be grown in any soil, but fertile sandy soil is preferred.


Terminalia Mantaly tree is fertilized each spring and summer.


Watering during autumn-winter: Rarely (when the substrate is dry).
Watering during hot season: Regularly but without excess and especially during summer.


Timely watering is not balanced, slightly pruning after deciduous branches. Cut off the lower branches of the trunk, the trunk can be long high.

Pruning method as far as possible not to clip to the terminal bud and lateral bud, so that its side branches and leaves after the expansion of pruning. At present, there are two kinds of beautiful timely watering, one is a tower, the other is an umbrella, with these two kinds of tree pruning way is not the same.

Tower pruning, terminal stem can be unlimited growth, for the pruning of more attention to the side branches, the closer to the base of the branch, the less pruning, in other words! The longer the branch closer to the base, the shorter the branch closer to the top.

For terminalia mantaly tree umbrella pruning, you must first focus on the first and second side branches and then cut off the top shoot trunk from the second and third side branches. Nutrition will be provided to the first and second side branches in the future, and the canopy will become open, and people will be dangling in a natural umbrella under the tree.


Repot Terminalia Mantaly tree every year if possible.

Terminalia Mantaly

Terminalia Mantaly Propagation

Terminalia Mantaly is an evergreen or deciduous tree with obtrusively layered branches. The tree is taken out of the wild and used locally as a medicine, a source of dyes, and a tanning agent. It is a good shade tree that is frequently grown as an ornamental and to provide shade along streets. It can be used in reforestation projects. Terminalia Mantaly can be propagated by stem cutting.

Terminalia Mantaly Pests & Diseases 

Terminalia Mantaly insect pests are aphids, diseases are mainly powdery mildew. The bacterial diseases are leaf spots and rusts. Once found, we must take measures to control.

FAQs for Terminalia Mantaly Care

What is the Minimum Sunlight Requirement of Terminalia Mantaly?

Since outdoor plants generally prefer to grow in direct sunlight, these collections must receive at least 5 to 6 hours per day of direct sunlight.

What Two Important Things do I Need to Know About Terminalia Mantaly?

For some plants to grow, adequate space and full sunlight are two crucial factors.

Do Terminalia Mantaly Root Will Damage My Wall?

You can damage your wall if you plant too closely to it, yes. Except for palms and decorative plants, make sure it is planted 3–4 meters away from the wall.