Red Cestrum Growing New Leaves!

In early June, I posted a few photos of my red cestrum (aka Cestrum fasciculatum Newellii), when it was looking a bit sparse. As promised, here is a photo I took this afternoon. What a difference a few months make! Check out the new leaves! Purple-red flowers and berries will eventually dot the tips of this plant, hopefully in time for Christmas. Colorific! I will post those images when that happens!

TIP and CONSUMER ALERT: be sure to wear sturdy disposable gloves when removing or touching ANY part of this plant with your hands, since all parts are said to be highly POISONOUS if ingested. You do NOT want to take any chances with your health. I washed my hands with soap and hot water twice, after handling this plant. More information on toxic plants can be found here:

http://www.calpoison.org/hcp/KNOW%20YOUR%20PLANTS-plant%20list%20for%20CPCS%2009B.pdf

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