Nerium is evergreen shrub that grows upto the height of 4 m and bearing leaves all the year around. Nerium indicum is distributed all over the Philippines, India and Nepal found on the ranges of 6500 feet. It is commonly cultivated for its sweet smelling flowers which have medicinal uses.
|Plant Height||31 inch (79 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||5 inch (13 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Kaner.|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||Upto 3 metres.|
|Flower Colour ||Red, Pink or White.|
|Bloom Time ||April-September|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy.|
Planting and care
Yellowing of new leaves indicates over watering.
|Sunlight ||Full sun to part shade.|
|Watering ||When in growth water often and allow plants to remain moist. When not actively growing, water plants sparingly and allow to dry out between watering. |
|Soil ||Standard mix of well drained sand and peat. |
|Fertilizer ||Fertilize regularly during the growing period. |
- Used as an ornamental plant in landscapes, in parks, and along roadsides
- Nerium has various medicinal uses and the leaves and flowers are thought to have actions as tonic, cardio tonic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emetic and expectorant
- Leaves and flowers are also used to treat malaria and as traditional medicine it induces the termination of embryo
The tincture or decoction is been used externally to reduce swelling and scabies
The root powder is an external remedy for hemorrhoids and ulcers around genitals
- Leaves and bark is treated as insecticide, rat poison and parasitic
- The plant of Indian oleander is thought to possess anti-cancerous activities
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kaner plant?
Kaner (Nerium oleander) is an ornamental flowering shrub or small tree in the dogbane family
Is Kaner plant poisonous?
Yes Kaner is mildly toxic when digested
What we call Kaner plant in english?
In English Kaner is Known as Nerium oleander
How to grow Kaner plant from cutting?
Take a piece of the stem from the tree that is about 3 inches (7.5 cm.) long and has several leaves. Remove the bottom 1 inch (2.5 cm.) of leaves. Immerse the bare stem into the soil medium and mist thoroughly. It will root in about three weeks if you keep it warm and moist. Kaner plant to produce a new plant is the easiest method of propagation.
How to grow Kaner plant?
Sunlight Keep the plant outdoor and make sure your plant is getting natural bright light (Morning sunlight for 3-4 hrs)or artificial bright light. Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
How to grow Kaner plant from seed?
1. Fill the seed-raising tray up to approximately 1/2 inch from the top with moist potting soil. Firm the soil in the container with your fingers. 2. Spread the seeds over the soil in the seed-raising tray. Sprinkle a 1/8-inch layer of soil over the seeds. Lightly tamp the soil with your fingertips so it sits firmly over the seeds. 3. Water the seeds with a spray bottle; aim to keep the soil moist, not soggy. 4. Cover the seed-raising tray with clear plastic wrap or cover to insulate the seeds and to help maintain the soil moisture until the seeds germinate. 5. Place the seed tray in a sunny area. Moisten the soil, as needed, throughout the germination process. Expect the seeds to germinate within approximately one month. 6. Transplant the seedlings to individual pots once their second set of true leaves appear. Plant them outdoors in a sun-filled area at the beginning of summer
Friday, 13 March 2020
I put some water in this plant everyday and they grow like mad!
Sunday, 01 March 2020
How crazy that we all have plants on the mind.
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Awesome.... Really I feel its now safe to buy plants online. Perfect packing....Great idea.
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