Oleander Blush Pink

$28.00 incl. GST
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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 135cm.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Oleander plants (Nerium oleander) are among the most versatile of shrubs, with dozens of uses in southern and coastal landscapes.
  • They tolerate a wide range of conditions, including difficult soil, salt spray, high pH, severe pruning, reflected heat from pavements and walls, and drought.
  • But the one thing they can’t withstand is winter temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit (6.66 C.).
  • However, in cooler climates, you can grow an oleander plant in a container and bring it indoors when temperatures drop.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Almost any soil type will do, including heavy clay, well-drained sand, marshy plots, and areas with high levels of sodium, chloride and similar salts.
  • For best results, plant in a soil with a neutral pH between 6.5 to 7.5.
  • Mature oleander plants can reach heights up to 20 feet, a consideration to keep in mind when choosing a planting site.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • New oleander plants usually don't require fertilizer, but it can help increase the growth rate and flowering.
  • Use a nitrogen-based fertilizer that is low in phosphorus, no more than 1 pound per 1,000 square feet.
  • Adding one-third organic material, such as peat moss, particularly in sandy soils, can promote water absorption.
  • For potted oleander, a combination of eight to nine parts by volume of a soil-less potting mix to one part sand and one part perlite may be all that is needed.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Oleanders are quite adaptable, but prefer a location that receives full sun.
  • In areas with partial shade, oleanders may still produce flowers, just not as many. 

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Water plant roots thoroughly right after planting, and always avoid watering foliage to prevent leaf-scorch damage.
  • Normal rainfall should be enough to water the plants thereafter, unless the rate is less than 1 inch a week during summer.
  • In that case, use supplemental watering of 1 to 2 inches weekly.
  • Too much water during cooler months can promote a variety of root diseases like phythium, phytopthora, fusarium and rhizoctonia.

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