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Oleander in the bucket is a decorative eye-catcher on the terrace and in the garden. This lush evergreen shrub can grow up to 3 m. The flowers of different colors can be simple or filled and also smell in some varieties. Rose Laurel is highly toxic in all parts of plants. Some more robust species, some of which tolerate temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius, could possibly stay out of winter in regions with a wine-growing climate and appropriate protection.
Newly purchased oleander is planted as soon as possible in fresh substrate and a larger pot. To do this, remove the old pot and thoroughly water the root ball thoroughly with the dipping method. Then put some soil in the new pot, plant the plant and replenish with substrate.
On a drainage, as it is essential for other plants, can be dispensed with the rose Laurel, because occasional waterlogging tolerates this plant easily. When substrate should be paid attention to high quality earth from the retailer and these are mixed in a slow-release fertilizer.
Tip - Since the oleander is a heavy-duty treater, a long-term fertilizer should be given at planting.
Location and ground
Oleander loves warm and sunny locations that are protected from wind and rain, especially during growth. Depending on the weather, he can already from the end of April or early May into the outdoors, because light night frosts to a maximum of minus 5 degrees, he tolerates without problems. A spot in front of a warming south or southwest wall would be optimal. The house wall is heated up during the day by the sun, which in turn gives off the stored heat at night to the environment, which would ultimately benefit the oleander.
According to their natural location, oleander prefers slightly compacted and calcareous soils. If possible, do not use commercially available potting soil. It is better to produce a suitable substrate in equal parts from container potting soil and normal garden soil. In addition, you can undertake some clay with.
Tip - Basically, oleander copes well with slightly acidic and neutral as well as alkaline soils.
Pouring and fertilizing
- With the temperatures in the spring also increases the need for water.
- Rose Laurel generally has a relatively high demand for water.
- He likes to stand with his feet in the water.
- Accordingly, it makes sense to put the bucket in a coaster.
- The coaster can be quite often water.
- This is usually recorded quickly.
- It is best to pour daily.
- Water several times a day on hot summer days.
- The nutrient requirement of the oleander is also high.
- According to that, immediately after clearing start fertilizing.
- To do this once a week to administer a liquid fertilizer for flowering plants.
- Or fertilize once with a depot fertilizer with a twelve-month effect.
- Suitable fertilizer is z. B. Basacote Plus 12M.
- With a depot or long-term fertilizer over-fertilization is almost impossible.
Oleander should always have enough space in the bucket. Since especially young oleander is eagerly growing and very demanding in terms of nutritional needs, it should be repotted every year. Older specimens are planted due to the lower growth only every 5-10 years. At the latest, when the plant expels less and the floral abundance subsides, one should think of repotting.
The best time for this is the spring, right after clearing. The new bucket should definitely be larger than the old one, so that the roots can spread well. If necessary, both the roots side and bottom and the shoots can now be shortened something to ensure a balance between root mass and above-ground parts of plants.
Tip - The colder the winter quarters, the darker the oleander can stand.
When the rose laurel can go outside, depends on the conditions in winter quarters. Plants overwintered below 10 degrees Celsius may be released in mid-April due to their winter hardiness.
Plants that have been wintered warmer are much more prone to frost, as they usually drive out in winter quarters. Accordingly, they will be released at the earliest beginning / middle of May.Oleander should always be given as late as possible and cleared out as soon as possible.
Tip - To protect oleander plants after clearing them from sunburn, it is best to put them outside in rainy weather.
Oleander is one of the most magnificent Mediterranean plants, provided that it finds optimal conditions. It grows as a shrub and is cultivated almost exclusively in the tub due to its limited frost hardiness. In order to get him well over the winter, you should leave him out as long as possible and put him back outside as soon as possible. Temperatures up to minus 5 degrees can easily be tolerated by oleander.