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Plant Specifications

Plant Height23 inch (58 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Mandevilla, rocktrumpet
Maximum Reachable Height 3 to 10 feet
Flower Colour Red
Bloom Time Heaviest in summer and sporadically throughout the rest of the year
Difficulty Level Moderate to grow

Planting and care

  • Plant the vines in a warm spot that receives dappled sun throughout the day or where it is protected from the midday sun. Mandevillas require regular watering.
  • The soil should be evenly moist, but never wet and never allowed to dry out. Provide the plants 1 inch of water when the soil is dry to a depth of 2 inches. When your mandevilla is young, pinch back the vines at a leaf axis throughout the spring.
  • A leaf axis is a point on a stem where the leaf buds out. Pinching your Mandevilla at this point sends signals to the plant to produce a new branch and creates a fuller vine.
  • As your Mandevilla matures, prune out any dead vines or vines that are rubbing against other vines. Mandevillas problem pests include scale insects, mealybugs, red spider mites, and whiteflies.
  • If your leaves of vine develop brown or yellow spots, appear dried out or lack vigor, examine the upper and underside of the leaves closely. Mandevilla will not tolerate temperatures lower than 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In areas where winter temperatures get lower than 45 degrees F, Mandevilla can be grown as an annual or can be brought inside to wait out the winter.Planting your Mandevilla in a container makes moving the plant inside easier.
  • Mandevilla flowers need sandy, well-draining soil with plenty of organic material mixed in. A good soil mix for Mandevilla plants includes two parts peat moss or potting soil to one part sand of builder.
  • When you bring your Mandevilla flowers indoors, be sure to check the plant carefully for pests and treat these pests before bringing the plant indoors. You may want to cut back the plant by up to one-third.

    Mandevilla care

    Mandevilla is a tender woody vine much beloved by gardeners in warmer climates. The Mandevilla plant is often thought of as an annual but, in fact, it is very frost tender perennial. Once temperatures go below 50 degrees F (10 degrees C), you can bring your Mandevilla plant indoors for the winter. Small trellises are usually inserted in the containers for the plants to grow upon.

    Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 55 degrees F/13 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Mandevilla special feature

    In Zones 10-11, this is an outstanding vine for trellises, arbors, pergolas, fences or poles. In St. Louis, it is an outstanding container plant or greenhouse plant that can also be grown as an annual. Excellent on sunny patios or decks.

    Mandevilla uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
    • Cultivars are available in various colors and also double forms

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Can Mandevilla grow indoors?

    Yes, you can grow Mandevilla indoors where 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight is available for flowering and plant growth.

    Does Mandevilla climb?

    Yes, Mandevilla climb because it is a vine.

    Does Mandevilla attract butterflies?

    Yes, Mandevilla attracts butterflies for pollination.

    Does mandevilla have thorns?

    No, Mandevilla doesnt have thorns.

    Can Mandevilla survive winter?

    Yes, Mandevillla will survive in winter but it will go into dormancy, in severe cold condition take the plant inside to save it from cold winter.Optimum temperature is 22-30 degree Celsius.

    Does Mandevilla attract hummingbirds?

    Yes, Mandevilla can attract Hummingbirds for pollination purpose.

    Is Mandevilla perennial?

    Yes, Mandevilla is a perennial vine.

    Do Mandevilla grow from cuttings?

    Yes, Mandevilla is very easy to grow from cuttings, you can dip the Mandevilla cuttings in rooting hormone and then stick them in a sandy peat mix. Place the Mandevilla cuttings in a somewhat shady area and keep them warm, moist, and humid it will start rooting after 10-12 days.

    Can Mandevilla grow in pots?

    Yes, you can grow Mandevilla in a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes.

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