Nerium oleander most commonly known as 'Oleander' or nerium, is a shrub or small tree cultivated worldwide in temperate and subtropical areas as an ornamental and landscaping plant. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Nerium, belonging to the subfamily Apocynoideae of the dogbane family Apocynaceae. It is so widely cultivated that no precise region of origin has been identified, though it is usually associated with the Mediterranean Basin.
The Oleander flowering plant produces blooms throughout the summer months. The blooms of the kaner last for a long period of time.
The Kaner plant is widely used in landscaping, and ornamental gardens and can be seen planted along roadsides. It is known for its beautiful, showy flowers in a diverse array of colors such as, white, pink, red, and most commonly yellow.
Kaner is a hardy and drought-tolerant plant that requires minimal care once established. It is perfect for lazy gardeners and for arid landscapes.
The soil for the Kaner plant must be kept moist, especially during the growing season. Water plants consistently, but avoid water-logging.
The Kaner plant loves bright sunlight for at least 6-7 hours a day.
Kaner is an outdoor plant. It should be kept in an area receiving bright sunlight.
To Fertilize - Add nitrogen and phosphorus to the Kaner Plant to maintain good plant growth. You can also add dry banana peels as they are a rich source of nitrogen. You can also use Vermicompost every 2 weeks.
Kaner plants prefer acidic soil. Use cow dung as part of your soil mix as it will make the soil acidic. The ideal soil mix for this plant should be, Garden Soil (35%) + Cocopeat (30%) + Vermicompost (30%) + Neem Khali (5%)
Keep pruning the Kaner plant to encourage flower growth and give it more spread.
The Oleander caterpillar is the most damaging pest of the Kaner plant. Keep spraying the plant with neem spray every 2 weeks to help with pest control.
Kaner plants commonly have flowers in shades of white, pink, red, and most commonly yellow.
No, Kaner cannot be grown indoors as it needs lots of sunlight and a well-ventilated environment
The Kaner/ Oleander plant is a highly toxic flowering shrub and must be used cautiously.
Kaner is an annual plant that thrives in tropical and sub-tropical climates, in warmer climates.