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Thevetia ahouai, Ahouai nitida, Plumeriopsis ahouai, Broadleaf Thevetia, Yellow oleander, Dog's Tongue, Dog Balls, Grandfather's Balls

Thevetia ahouai, Ahouai nitida, Plumeriopsis ahouai

Broadleaf Thevetia, Yellow oleander, Dog's Tongue, Dog Balls, Grandfather's Balls
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Central America, Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantIrritatingPoisonous or toxic

Thevetia ahouai is usually an evergreen shrub growing 1 - 3 metres tall, though sometimes it becomes a small tree.

The species can be used as an ornamental, and have bright yellow flowers which give off a subtle scent.

When cut the leaves and bark exude a milky white sap which can cause irritation when coming in contact with the skin. Thevetia ahouai's fruit are 2-3 cm long to 3-5 cm wide with bright red color. Special caution must be taken with children and pets as they're highly toxic.


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