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Calypso Oleander*

Nerium oleander 'Calypso'

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Calypso Oleander (Nerium oleander 'Calypso') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Calypso Oleander flowers

Calypso Oleander flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  7 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Rose Bay

Description:

A popular tropical shrub grown for its bright cherry red flowers in summer; very useful to fill in open areas quickly, often used as an indoor container plant; pruning required to maintain strong structure; parts of this plant are known to be toxic

Features & Attributes

Calypso Oleander features showy clusters of cherry red star-shaped flowers with pink overtones at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. Its narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the year.

This is a multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other indoor plants with less refined foliage. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Calypso Oleander can be expected to grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist soil, and should do just fine under average home conditions. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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