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Offline JohananV

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Another ID request
« on: July 16, 2013, 17:59:21 PM »
Hello There,

I'm trying to grow this plant from cuttings but, once again, I haven't the faintest what it is. It smells wonderful though ;D If left to grow it forms a shrub of about 2.5 meters high, and it smells like rose scented talcum powder.

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Can anyone please give me a hand, again :-P

Thank you,
Joh

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Re: Another ID request
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 18:05:39 PM »

oleander?
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Re: Another ID request
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 19:07:07 PM »
Once again, you are quite correct.. Thank you.

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 19:07:07 PM »
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Re: Another ID request
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 19:57:20 PM »
Hi there.

Regarding the Oleander (Selons roos). Remember that all parts of this plant is highly toxic.

It is also an invasive plant in large parts of SA.
http://www.invasives.org.za/invasive-species/item/286-oleander%7Cnerium-oleander.html

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Re: Another ID request
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 10:13:08 AM »
I never realized that the oleanders had a lovely scent - rose talcum is one of my favourites!   A friend of mine has a double pink (she claims the doubles aren't classed invaders like the single ones....???) and has trimmed it into a tree-shape by "vlegging" (plaiting?) the stems together when it was smaller and it is now so pretty and almost always in bloom.  The N! between Paarl and Cape Town has oleanders planted on the "middelmannetjie" between incoming and outgoing lanes and they make such a show and seem to bloom forever.  But I grew up with the stories of the sosaties made with oleander sticks in earlier times.....   
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Re: Another ID request
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 10:36:21 AM »
Rena, your friend is correct. Often double or polytepal flowers lack reproductive organs and are thus sterile.

A large oleander in full bloom is a sight to behold. (I had to root cuttings of a peach variety for my mother in law...)

I will still be a bit worried if there are young kids playing nearby.

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Re: Another ID request
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 10:51:58 AM »

I will still be a bit worried if there are young kids playing nearby.

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