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Using Coffee Grounds Around Oleander Plants

Are coffee grounds good for oleander plants? If not what fertilizer is good for oleander plants?


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March 27, 20190 found this helpful

You dont need to fertilize them at all. Just dont overwater them.

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March 30, 20190 found this helpful

Oleanders are usually easy care plants but always remember that everything about this plant is poisonous so be careful when handling and keep away from children and pets.

You do not say if your Oleander is an indoor or outdoor plant but an indoor plant usually requires more fertilizer than an outdoor plant.

I would suggest that you always do research on newly acquired plants so you will know exactly what fertilizer they need as well as how to care for them.


Coffee grounds can usually be used on plants that need more acidity but how to use them is important. I have always found that placing coffee grounds in a pail of water and leaving over night makes a very good "drink" for my plants and toss coffee grounds in my compost.

Be sure to check the ph of your plants before adding coffee grounds.

Oleanders like a pH-Value between 6 and 8.3 and a good fertilizer recommended is 15-30-15.
Bone meal is an organic source of phosphorus and may be a better ingredient for your Oleanders than coffee grounds.

If you need help with determining the ph of your soil I would recommend purchasing something like this as it has been well worth the cost to me.

I have found web sites that will help you learn how to take care of your Oleander and find out when or if coffee grounds should be used with your plant.


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April 2, 20190 found this helpful

You are absolutely right Cybergrannie to remind people that Oleander is a very dangerous plant. It is really the most important thing to say about Oleander. Every year there are cases of people being poisoned after using Oleander branches as sticks on a grill. It is even not advisable to have an Oleander indoors or to put it in a place in your garden where you usually stay for a long time. Some people will say that this is taking to much precautions but, the cardiac toxins of the Olander are well known but all its toxins are not yet known. Only 4mg of the plant is needed to kill and even the fume of the plant when it burns can kill. Just like the power of the venom of a snake in very early spring compared to its power in the middle of summer, the power of the toxins of a plant depends on the strength and development of the plant itself. So if you live in a zone which climate is so good for Oleander that they easily grow to 10 meters high, take this seriously : no Oleander indoors, and do not stay too long by their side.

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April 3, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks for stressing how dangerous all parts of this plant can be.


It is nice to hear from you and I hope you and your loved ones are enjoying good health and lovely weather.

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March 31, 20190 found this helpful


The best fertilizer for plants, that are showing pale leaves or sparse flowers, is 10-10-10 fertilizer applied during springtime and also when fall arrives. The fertilizer needs to be granular and applied at 1/2 cup per oleander shrub.



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