Is this an Oleander?

Discussion in 'Plant ID' started by Highlandlassie, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Highlandlassie

    Highlandlassie New Seed

    Jun 4, 2016
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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

    Jan 7, 2006
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    North Central Texas, Zone 8a
    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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