Mandevilla (Red) - Plant
Description for Mandevilla (Red)
Mandevilla provides a showy display along a trellis or garden wall. These vining plants reach heights of 15 feet or more with stems filled with glossy green leaves. From spring through fall, mandevilla produces a profusion of flowers ranging in color from white to pink to red. The flowers of some mandevilla species, such as Chilean mandevilla (Mandevilla laxa), have a scent similar to that of gardenia. Although they are a low-maintenance vine, proper placement, feeding and pruning will help your mandevilla thrive.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Mandevilla hybrids,Mandevilla vine or Dipladenia vine,Mandevilla x amoena Alice du Pont||Red||From May through October||1.5 to 2 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Once indoors, place your mandevilla vine in a place where it will get bright, indirect light. Water the plant when the soil is dry to the touch. In the spring, when the temperatures are consistently above 50 F. (10 C.), remove any dead leaves and move your mandevilla plant back outside to enjoy for another summer.
|Full sun to part shade||Well drained soil||Medium||20 to 30 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Mandevilla
- Mandevilla grow best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 10.
- Plant the vines in a warm spot that receives dappled sun throughout the day or where it is protected from 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 the 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.
- Mandevilla's problem pests include scale insects, mealybugs, red spider mites and whiteflies.
- If your vine's leaves 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 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.
Typical uses of Mandevilla
Special features: In Zones 8-10, 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.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.