Morocco and Portugal eastward through the Mediterranean region and southern Asia to Yunnan in southern parts of China.
Pink Tropical Flowers
Grows up to 20 feet high.
The flowers grow in clusters at the end of each branch; they are white, pink to red, with a deeply 5-lobed fringed corolla round the central corolla tube. They are often, but not always, sweetly scented. The leaves are in pairs or whorls of three, thick and leathery, dark green, narrow lanceolate.
Its toxicity renders it deer resistant. It is tolerant of poor soils and drought. Oleander can also be grown in cooler climates in greenhouses and conservatories, or as indoor plants that can be kept outside in the summer. The root is red and large, and, if this is dried, it gives off a fragrance like wine. Oleander is one of the most poisonous plants in the world and contains numerous toxic compounds, many of which are deadly to people, especially young children. (Despite this fact, it is often grown in school yards. 100 g being enough to kill an adult horse. If you ingest Oleaner:
Induced vomiting and gastric lavage are protective measures to reduce absorption of the toxic compounds. Charcoal may also be administered to help absorb any remaining toxins. VIDEO: Oleander plant shows promise as cancer-fighter