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Cascabela Thevia is a widely known evergreen tropical shrub or plant. It is used as an ornamental plant to decorate the indoors of a house or an office. It is a versatile plant and is adaptable to the circumstances it is kept in. It is essentially a flowering plant.
Cascabela Thevia is more popularly known as the Yellow Oleander plant. It is also known as Bitti (Yellow). It belongs to the family of Apocynaceae and the kingdom of Plantae.
Yellow Oleander is native to Mexico and the Central parts of America. It is used as an ornamental plant in many parts of the world. In West Indies, it is more commonly known as the 'Lucky Nut'.
This is a low maintenance plant. One does not have to worry much about the conditions needed for the growth of Cascabela Thevia.
It is known for its adaptability. It is a drought-resistant plant. This plant is easy to look after.
Full sunlight is essential for the growth of the plant. Part shading during full summer can also help the plant grow properly.
When the plant is in its initial stages of growth, it needs to be watered regularly. Moist soil is favourable in this stage.
After the initial stages, one can water the plant less frequently. The soil has to become dry after one watering session, before watering it again.
Over Watering should be avoided. The leaves of Yellow Oleander starts turning yellow if it receives water more than required.
The Standard moist soil is preferred to plant a Cascabela Thevia. But the soil needs to have good drainage capacity.
After the initial stages of growth, standing in a moist soil for long may harm the plant's health. Well-drained soil, therefore, is favourable.
Cascabela Thevia is a plant of the Temperate climate. A warm atmosphere helps the plant to grow properly.
It is safe to fertilize the plant regularly during its period of growth. That helps the plant remain in proper health.
When planting indoors, avoid chemical fertilizers on the whole.
This plant grows up to the height of 3m. It more of an evergreen shrub, than a full grown tree.
The blooming is seen generally between the months of April and September, that is from Summer till the Fall begins.
The long funnel-shaped flowers of this plant are generally yellow in colour, giving it the name Yellow Oleander. Sometimes, the flower can be white.
Yellow Oleander plant is poisonous by nature. The toxins present are proved to be harmful to vertebrates.
Instances of human poisoning have also been reported. It is necessary to keep this plant at a safe distance from children and pets.
Cascabela Thevia is widely used as an ornamental plant. It is also kept inside a Greenhouse.
It has certain medicinal values. The leaves and the trunk can be used to make insecticides and rat poison.
The toxins released from this plant has been proved to be useful in biological pest control.