Oleander Blush Pink
$28.00 incl. GST
Earliest Delivery Within 2 days
Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 135cm.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.