Texas Gardening forum: Saving Oleanders

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Feb 26, 2016 5:04 PM CST
I'm a sucker for plants on the clearance rack anywhere Sighing! I was at Lowe's last week and they had some pink Oleander for $3.00/ea so I grabbed four of them. Of course as you can see in the photo the leaves got bit somewhat which is why they were on the rack. I've got them potted and have fed with fish emulsion and sprayed the leaves with some diluted Hasta liquid plant food. Question is what should I do about the dead leaves? Cut them off with scissors? If they're still partially green just cut off the dead portion or just leave everything as is?

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Chris
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Feb 26, 2016 5:13 PM CST
I am no oleander expert, but I would be inclined to leave them alone. The half-dead leaves will not harm the plant and may still be able to produce food for it as they are partly green.
Porkpal
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
Feb 26, 2016 5:15 PM CST
Thanks, I'd thought that was a good idea but wanted to make sure it made sense.
Chris
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Feb 26, 2016 5:27 PM CST
Hi Chris, I am not an expert but have had plenty of oleanders, Smiling
I would cut them off, just because they will look better
Good for you on the good deals !!
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You're always learning !
Helen Mirren
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
Feb 26, 2016 7:14 PM CST
Thanks Jolana, right now I'm mostly concerned with getting them healthy again.
Chris

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