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From:Date:Zone:
Juni21-Mar-02 12:34 AM EST
Sue24-Mar-02 10:09 PM EST 6a   
Carmela26-Mar-02 07:54 PM EST 5b   
Sue26-Mar-02 08:54 PM EST 6a   
Dorothy04-Apr-02 10:08 PM EST 5a   
Jack28-Oct-02 04:47 PM EST 6a   
Sue28-Oct-02 06:56 PM EST 6a   
Jack07-Nov-02 01:04 PM EST 6a   
Sue13-Nov-02 01:21 PM EST 6a   


Subject: Oleander
From: Juni
Date: 21-Mar-02 12:34 AM EST

Indoor Oleander. I'm hoping someone can give me advice as to what could be causing leaves on my Oleander to turn mottled green/yellow then brown and drop. It appears at the tip of the leaves then spreads through out the whole leaf and I have noticed what appears to be white fluff on the bark & stems.I had the same problem last year but sprayed it liberally with Trounce and it seemed to go, only now its back again this year. Any ideas as to what I can do would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks


Subject: RE: Oleander
From: Sue
Zone: 6a
Date: 24-Mar-02 10:09 PM EST

Might be mealy bugs - have a fluffy white covering over them. Just use alcohol on a Qtip to dab on them. They usually are at the base of the leaf. Just got all mine off my poor Jasmine today. They can make a kind of sticky mess too. I love oleanders - they remind me of the Mediterrean - mine is in bloom in the livingroom and I love it! Saw a white one at Canada Blooms - would love to get one but have no idea how I can fit anything else in the livingroom over the winter. Good luck..Sue


Subject: RE: Oleander
From: Carmela
Zone: 5b
Date: 26-Mar-02 07:54 PM EST

Sorry Juni, I can't help you but Sue I just wanted let you know that I keep my oleander in the basement over the winter and let it go dormant and then bring it up when the weather gets warm. I don't know when that will be though, It looks like Xmas out there.


Subject: RE: Oleander
From: Sue
Zone: 6a
Date: 26-Mar-02 08:54 PM EST

Hi Carmela: I have heard that they can be put in the basement but it is such a beautiful plant I hated to put it away. It has grown considerably over the winter - loved being in the front window which faces South. It sure does look like winter out there. Back to boots and winter coats eh? Happy Easter !


Subject: RE: Oleander
From: Dorothy
Zone: 5a
Date: 04-Apr-02 10:08 PM EST

I have a very large oleander and have had it in the kitchen all winter. I have had to wash it often as it produces a sticky secretion, which is hard to get off the hardwood floors.Also I find little brown hard spottype things on the under side of the leaves. It is more work than all the other plants I have indoors for the winter, but it sure rewards me when it flowers. They are double pink and very fragrant.I have lots of buds starting to form now so roll on spring


Subject: Getting Oleander ready for the winter...
From: Jack
Zone: 6a
Date: 28-Oct-02 04:47 PM EST

Hi there, Can anyone help me determine what to do with my Oleander as winter approaches. Catch is... its planted in the garden rather than in a pot! Thanks.


Subject: RE: Oleander
From: Sue (makeuplady@rogers.com)
Zone: 6a
Date: 28-Oct-02 06:56 PM EST

Hi Jack: I think you should dig it up very quickly, pot it up and bring it in the house - TONIGHT!!! I brought mine in a week and a half ago, cut it way back and new growth has started already. But, please, bring it in P. D. Q...........Sue


Subject: RE: Oleander
From: Jack
Zone: 6a
Date: 07-Nov-02 01:04 PM EST

Thanks Sue... one more question... what is the best place for the plant in the house? e.g. Direct vs. indirect light. And what about a watering schedule? Thanks. J.


Subject: RE: Oleander
From: Sue (makeuplady@rogers.com)
Zone: 6a
Date: 13-Nov-02 01:21 PM EST

Hi Jack: The oleander I have is in the front window facing south, where it can get lots of sun and it is watered regularily but not drowned. It has grown considerably since I cut it back a few weeks ago. I do think there are two plants in the pot so I will be attempting to separate them in the spring. There are two different flowers of the same colour in the one pot. Should be interesting. Happy Gardening...Sue


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