Leaf drop on oleander brought inside

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Hi all,

New to the exciting world of plants I want but don’t like my climate.

I am in Canada and brought my new oleander in for the winter. It sits in the corner with a south and east window. But it seems to be dropping leaves. But has flowers and new leaves at the top, even a new branch starting ant the bottom and these what look like seed pods.

So the question is.. is this normal given less sunlight and should I leave it… OR do I slap a grow lamp to give it more? Thoughts?
 

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Yes that is a seed pod and it’s what happens when you bring a plant inside. A grow light will help but it’s not critical. The location you have is as good as you can get inside. Let it get dryer than usual, don’t feed it and be patient. Come Spring you can re-acclimate it to outside and enjoy it for the Summer.
 
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Make sure the meter reads consistently accurately. They are prone to variable readings even in the same soil at the same time. Test the soil in several places each time to verify the reading. You could use it as a testing probe where you look at the wetness of the tip rather than the reading on the meter.
 

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It is tropical, so less water during winter and leaf loss is normal in cooler/cold weather. When the seed pod drys out, it will split and the seeds inside are like dandelion ready to catch the wind. I would cut it off before it opens. Light will do it good. Honestly, it looks good for Canada sun and weather.
 

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