Mandevilla is endemic to the tropical woodlands of Central and South America. The sap can aggravate the skin upon contact, and ingestion of any part of the plant may cause stomach discomfort.
This fast growing, woody, tropical vine has stunning pink, funnel-like flowers that appear throughout summer. The flowers have a Morning Glory feel to them with a pinwheel twist. Amazing floral display that is a worthy centerpiece in a tropical themed yard. Let this vine scramble up a trellis or open wall to really get the best show possible! Extremely tender perennial, so will really only thrive as year round plant in the very deep south. Fantastic annual to grow in cooler parts of North America--just don't expect it to get anywhere near the large size it can achieve as a perennial.
|Plant Types:||Annual, Perennial, Tropical, Vine|
|Zones:||13a to 15b|
|Bloom Seasons:||Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer|
|Special Features:||All or parts of this plant are poisonous, Attracts birds, Deer resistant, Not North American native|
|Fertilizer:||Miracle-Gro® Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food|
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Propagate from the seed in spring at 64-73°F (18-23°C). Root softwood cuttings in late spring using bottom heat. Softwood cuttings are cuttings taken from young, non-woody growth. Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Semi-ripe cuttings are cuttings taken from semi-mature wood.
Grows best in full sun with some midday shade. Train Mandevilla over a pergola, trellis, or arch. Mandevilla is also useful as a screen. Where not growing hardy, raise plants in a warm or temperate greenhouse. A warm greenhouse has a minimum temperature of 55°F (13°C). During the day, temperatures should be set to 55-64°F (13-18°C) or above, and at night, the temperature should be at 55°F (13°C). Temperate greenhouses have daytime temperatures set between 50-55°F (10-13°C), and a nighttime temperature of 45°F (7°C).
Blooms flowers with 5 broad petal lobes.
Does best in medium fertile soil that is moist, yet well-drained. Soil-based potting mixes work fine for indoor plants. Water moderately during the growing season, less in winter.
Needs moderately fertile soil to grow well. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer on a monthly basis during the growing season.
Conduct pruning in late winter or early spring. Spur prune, by cutting back side shoots to 3-4 buds from the permanent framework. Thin out overcrowding shoots.
Vulnerable to spider mites, mealybugs, root rot, whiteflies, gray mold, and leaf spots.