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

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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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