Is this an Oleander?

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  1. Highlandlassie

    Highlandlassie New Seed

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    I really love this little plant. It was planted in an arrangement from a florist that I bought for a funeral. It was planted in a silver pot with a ribbon plant, Parasol plant, a coffee tree and a devil's ivy.
    This one caught my eye though. I went googling for it to see if I could identify it and my searching led me to Oleander. I don't want to get rid of it, but I have it inside. I have kids and 2 cats. My kids would not eat a houseplant. The youngest one is 4 and the rest are over 8 years old. The 4 year old has never shown interest in the plants even as a baby, but being that this plant can be so toxic, I am not sure I want to keep it if it is for sure an Oleander.
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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Nerium oleander (Oleander)

    It does look like one. There was one in our yard when we bought this house not long before our daughter was born and I had my hubby dig it up because of it's toxicity. Just to be safe.
     

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