Did you know, Oleander ( Kaner ) was the first plant to blossom after atomic bomb devastations of Hiroshima in 1945?

Oleander ( Kaner )

The Oleander is an ornamental plant that is used throughout the world as a great flower for decorations and such. There are a lot of people that know the oleander well and grow it so that they can use it in bouquets.

Oleander is official flower of Hiroshima. It was the first plant that managed to blossom after devastating effects produced by atomic bomb in the 1945.

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Oleander is one of the most poisonous plants on the planet. Despite that fact, people cultivate and create new varieties of oleanders due to ornamental morphology of these plants.

Oleanders bloom from spring until the end of summer, producing large clusters of flowers in shades of yellow, white, pink or red at the tips of the stems. They grow and bloom best in full sun, but they will tolerate light shade.

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Although the shrubs are drought-tolerant, they look their best when they are watered during dry spells.

Besides being popular in horticulture, oleander can be used in the pharmaceutical industry for the production of various remedies.

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Medicinal Facts of Oleander

  • Despite poisonous, oleander seeds and leaves are used to make medicine.
  • Oleander is used for heart conditions, asthma, epilepsy, cancer, painful menstrual periods, leprosy, malaria, ringworm, indigestion, and venereal disease; and to cause abortions.
  • A fixed combination of oleander leaf powdered extract, pheasant’s eye fluid extract, lily-of-the-valley fluid extract, and squill powdered extract has been used for treating mild heart failure.
  • Oleander is sometimes applied to the skin to treat skin problems and warts.

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You can also root prune them each year to maintain a convenient size. Alternatively, for mature plants, remove just the top layer of soil in the pot and replace this with fresh compost each spring.

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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.

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