Rooting the cuttings...
of the “wild“ oleander from Morocco.
The cuttings were taken on March 3, 2014 from a large oleander bush located right in the riverbed at the edge of the flowing water which at the time was obviously at low levels; this means that during periods of high water (downpours, melting snow), the oleander bushes are standing in the flowing water of an alpine river. Often, remnants of materials deposited by the flooding were seen hanging in the branches: remains of plants, branches, and ordinary trash. The susbtrate consists of sand, gravel, and coarse rocks, and the roots of the plants are continually standing in water – at least those which are so close to the edge of the river.
March 12, 2014 The cuttings are properly trimmed.
Preparation for rooting.
One month later, on April 12, 2014, the first roots are visible.
The flower buds on the tips of the branches are beginning to grow.
On May 5, 2014, the first flower opens.
It is exactly two months since the cuttings were taken in the Todra Canyon.
The color is the most delicate pink, becoming a little deeper pink toward the edges. And – the flowers are fragrant.