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Can you tell me what kind of plant this is and is it tropical?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 09, 2016
    That is olinander a tropical plant that will not live in the winter outside in your climate.

    • Lanie Dreer Lanie Dreer on Oct 10, 2016
      Remember the song- "Oleanders growin outside her door, Soon they're gonna be in bloom up in Annandale" (Minnesota). I think according to that some are cold hardy.

  • ObiaMan ObiaMan on Oct 09, 2016
    Oleander, a very beautiful flowering bushy kind of tree. Down here in deep south they're basically evergreen and I've seen some probably 15' tall or more. They come in several different color flowers and they are poisonous. At least, that is what I've always heard. It's pronounced Oh-lee-an-der.

  • Gretchen Gretchen on Oct 09, 2016
    It's oleander. Very tough; used all over California and as freeway planting in the Napa and Sacramento areas.

    • Used down here in So Cal for same reason. Back in the day WAY before we had computers - think 1950's and 60's here - my parents planted 3 of these in our back yard. Luckily we didn't have pets that chewed on stuff. None of us were ever harmed by this plant. Today we know much more so plant at your discretion and common sense. I would not use with small children or pets that are mouthy. Every plant has a purpose - just sometimes not in our yards.

  • Marta Pezzo Marta Pezzo on Oct 09, 2016
    laurel garden

  • Mku9582943 Mku9582943 on Oct 10, 2016
    Oleander is also grown in Queensland, Australia. It's parts are very poisonous especially the sap, so be very careful about having them growing in your yard.

  • Lanie Dreer Lanie Dreer on Oct 10, 2016
    Oleander. I've got about 50 of them on my property. Cut them back so they get bushier, or they will get way too spindly. Take it inside for the winter.

  • Sch1123807 Sch1123807 on Oct 10, 2016
    It's oleander, it's tropical & the sap is toxic so try to keep the sticky stuff off your skin when trimming.

  • Shirley Pierce Shirley Pierce on Oct 10, 2016
    Oleander great plants

  • Gun10395229 Gun10395229 on Oct 10, 2016
    Oleander. Deer won't, eat them,!

  • Lance Lauritsen Lance Lauritsen on Oct 10, 2016
    I lived in northern Calif. for a while and the picture is definitely Oleander they are hardy for frost but not deep freezing and all part of the plant are poison to humans and pets indoors bright light and prune as necessary be ware of the dripping sap it'll ruin wood floors keep newspaper under it if pruned indoors till it stops dripping. Other than that it is very easy to grow in pots or beds and can even prue the roots to keep manageable. Have fun!

  • Christine Christine on Oct 10, 2016
    DO not burn the dead leaves or parts you trim off the smoke is poison also from them, if you own pets of any kind this plant is toxic to all animals and humans, so ware good gloves and treat it like what it is poison

  • Jo810715642 Jo810715642 on Oct 10, 2016
    This is oleander. Where do you live? It is considered semi-tropical and can weather some drought. It is poisonous - we had a dog killed eating a leaf. Joan C. Master Gardener near Palm Springs

  • Smoky Zeidel Smoky Zeidel on Oct 10, 2016
    And don't throw leaves in compost! They'll render your soil toxic. If you put that on your veggie beds, you're in big trouble. And don't count on deer not nibbling them. Deer in Ohio won't have learned to avoid them. Even here in Southern California, we have problems with bighorn sheep nibbling oleander and dying. Yes, they are that toxic.

  • Mary Ker Mary Ker on Oct 10, 2016
    Yes, it's poisonous, but I've had it for thirty years and never had an animal or child hurt by it. Razing animals are the only ones in real danger. Some fool fed some to a giraffe in the local zoo and killed the beast. 😢

  • Artie561 Artie561 on Oct 10, 2016
    Oleander, yes it's tropical and poisonous. Keep pets away from it

  • Christine Christine on Oct 10, 2016
    i was buying some to plant and the girl knew me and knew i had horses and dogs and told me do not buy these because of how poison they are if you burn the cuttings or leaves the smoke is also poison and needed to be treated as such you are suppost to take all the cuttings and leaves to a place that can dispose of poison items. and to read up on them and how poison they are, you have to wear gloves and they recommend a face mask when you work with this plant. why they sell this plant i will never know, but i will never plant them no matter how pretty they are, I love my pets and kids to much to take a chance on having them around, you are right kids and pets will eat and chew on everything. you can google the plant or look up posion plants on google there is quite a few on the list I did have some of the plants listed untill I learned they was poison and i no longer have them planted they was all removed after a incident of2 children handled some clippings of elephant ears and put there fingers in there mouth and poison controll had to be called

  • Christine Christine on Oct 10, 2016
    I would not plant these or any other plant that is poison

  • Carol Price Weller Carol Price Weller on Oct 10, 2016
    Oleander -California has them planted in freeway medians..

  • Deb7481974 Deb7481974 on Oct 10, 2016
    Definitely oleander and very poisonous even to children and adults will grow extremely large if left to on their own.

  • MazdaKen MazdaKen on Oct 10, 2016
    The plant is oleander. The wood and leaves are toxic if eaten, or the branches used to cook food or marshmallows. The plant is not poisonous to the touch unless you are allergic to it.

  • This is an oleander plant - considered dangerous for animals if the flower eaten. Expansive use in Australian gardens. Chris

  • Ssp7445603 Ssp7445603 on Oct 10, 2016
    Definitely, oleander, and very poisonous to animals.

  • Peggy Peggy on Oct 10, 2016
    Yes oleander. I have two in my front yard.

  • Sue Sue on Oct 10, 2016
    Yep, that's oleander - poisonous and it has highly invasive root systems. I would get rid of it before it gets any bigger.

  • Christine Christine on Oct 11, 2016
    Oleander plants contain several toxic elements, including cardiac glycosides, saponins, digitoxigenin, oleandrin, oleondroside, nerioside and other unknown toxins. These poisons are found in all parts of the oleander plant and are toxic whether the plant parts are dried or green. Ingestion of any part of the oleander plant can lead to serious illness and possibly death.

  • Christine Christine on Oct 11, 2016
    Oleander Google+PinterestShare Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs, Horses, Cows, Birds Level of toxicity: Generally moderate to severe Common signs to watch for: Drooling Nausea Vomiting Abnormal heart rate Cardiac arrhythmias Weakness Collapse Tremors Seizures Death Google+PinterestShare Print Friendly Oleander is an outdoor shrub, popular for its evergreen qualities and delicate flowers. Found commonly in warm locations (e.g., along highways in Hawaii, California, Texas, etc.), all parts of this plant are poisonous to multiple species (e.g., dogs, cats, humans, horses, cattle, etc.). Oleander contains naturally-occurring poisons that affect the heart, specifically cardenolides or bufadienolides. These poisons are called cardiac glycoside toxins, and they interfere directly with electrolyte balance within the heart muscle. The following plants are known to contain glycosides (please see specific plant for more information): Dogbane Giant milkweed Foxglove Kalanchoe Lily of the valley Milkweed Star of Bethlehem The toxins within these plants are similar to digitalis or digoxin, a common heart medication used in both human and veterinary medicine. The level of poisoning varies with the particular plant, part of the plant, and amount consumed. All parts of the plant are generally considered toxic – even the water in the vase has been reported to cause toxicosis. Clinical signs from ingestion include cardiovascular signs (e.g., abnormal heart rhythm and rate), electrolyte abnormalities (e.g., a life-threatening high potassium level), gastrointestinal signs (e.g., nausea, drooling, vomiting, etc.), or central nervous system signs (e.g., tremors, seizures). In severe cases, an expensive antidote, digoxin-specific Fab fragments, can be used for severe, life-threatening cases.

  • Christine Christine on Oct 11, 2016
    here is a website to help with poison plants and animals. pet poison / list of pet toxins forpets, dogs and cats just a guide line you can check to see if a plant is poison to your pet and children 24/7 Animal Poison Control Center 855-764-7661 $49 USD per incident fee applies EMERGENCY INSTRUCTIONS POISON LIST quickly find a poison FOR OWNERS a guide to pet safety FOR VETS events and information HOME NEWS & BLOG ABOUT US CONTACT US Search Poisons Narrow your search by using the menus below. If your pet is experiencing an emergency, please contact us or your veterinarian immediately. Search for a poison: Search A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y |

  • Arnytracy Arnytracy on Oct 11, 2016
    I agree with others. It is Oleander. It will die if left out over the winter. If you take it in, do be careful of its poisonous leaves.