Choose a country to see content specific to your location

A picture of a Lucky Nut

Lucky Nut

Cascabela thevetia

Cascabela thevetia Delhi 1 by Deepanshu Madaan (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

4m

4m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Lucky Nut

A photo of Lucky Nut
Tarrafal-Thevetia peruviana (2)
Starr 070124-3792 Thevetia peruviana
Cascabela thevetia 02

Lucky Nut Overview

Cascabela thevetia is an evergreen shrub or tree species in the Apocynaceae family. Originating from Mexico to Tropical South America, it is commonly known by the names Yellow Oleander and Lucky Nut. This plant can grow to a height of 10m, producing shiny green stems containing a toxic milky sap, these stems develop a brown colouration with age. This plant is considered invasive by the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI). It forms dense thickets and may displace native wildlife.

How to propagate Lucky Nut

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds in spring or from cuttings in summer.

Seed

Special features of Lucky Nut

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Lucky Nut

Grown for their flowers from winter to summer.