Plant Care Oleander


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Oleander has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Oleander has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Rose Bay and Rose Laurel


Nerium oleander

How to care for Oleander


How often to water your Oleander

Water needs for Oleander
0.5 cups
every 9

Oleander needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Oleander

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Oleander in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Oleander: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Oleander may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Oleander

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Oleander: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Oleander after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Oleander



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Oleander has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Oleander has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Oleander has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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Not suitable around pets and small children who might put leaves in their mouth.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower

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