The oleander (Nerium oleander) is a plant of the periwinkle family (Apocynaceae) and is native to the Mediterranean region, southern Portugal and from Iran to East Asia. It occurs on stony soils, flooded banks and in periodically dry stream beds.
The Oleander is a patio plant and will bloom abundantly in summer, the sunnier the place the better.
Give a lot of water at higher temperatures, especially give large ones extra!
Just make sure that after a few rainy days the water can drain from the pot, it is not an aquatic plant!
Mix a lot of organic fertilizer into the soil in the spring and fertilize regularly during watering until mid-August.
You can repot young plants regularly. With older plants you can use root pruning to create space for fresh soil and manure. It is best to prune these roots at the end of winter. Late February early March.
You only need to prune the oleander plant if it grows too large, you do not have to cut flower branches that have finished flowering. You can break off the brown twigs later, because new flowers will appear on the same branches in the second and subsequent years.
In winter place the plant in a light, spacious place (4 to 8 degrees C) and give little water, but do not let it dry out.
You can also easily propagate this plant. Preferably grow the cuttings in cutting soil, but roots can also be formed in a glass of water. The cutting time is from June to September. When the soil is slightly warm, the cuttings will root within a few weeks.
For much flowering pleasure of this Nerium Oleander it is advisable to follow the care tips.