How Do You Plant Oleanders?


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Akshay Kalbag Profile
Akshay Kalbag answered
Oleander is a plant which grows easily in most conditions. However, it is most commonly associated with those places which have a dry and warm climate. It also grows well in soils which are between the average variety to the medium-wet variety and they require either full sunlight or part shade to grow. The oleander shrub can be pruned into a tree which is either single-stemmed or a multi-stemmed.

The oleander plant can be propagated. The process of propagation can be done through vegetative cuttings. When this species of trees is propagated, it produces many side shoots which can then be replanted in their own pots. It needs a standard mix of sand which has the quality of good drainage and peat. When the oleander plant is in the ground, it has to be spaced between five feet and nine feet apart, depending on its variety.
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Rena Chisholm answered
Oleanders get very tall and wide.
  Not sure if you are wanting to make a hedge out of them or not, but would suggest you plant them at least 4 to 5 feet apart.
I have one in my backyard that grew about 8 foot high and 5 feet wide.
  You can cut them back about halfway in the spring if you want to for more blooms in summer, but it is not absolutely necessary to prune them back.
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Maggie Lopes answered
Oleanders are so pretty, but did you know this plant is poisoned? Don't eat the leaves! I've been told this plant can cause both gastrointestinal and cardiac effects. The gastrointestinal effects can consist of nausea and vomiting, excess salivation, abdominal pain, and diarrhoea. I've been told it's toxic when burned. I live in Central Florida and they are planted all over the place!

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