Mandevilla (Mandevilla spp.)
Mandevilla Plant FeaturesBold and showy, mandevilla definitely makes a dramatic statement in landscapes and container gardens. This tropical vine bears a nonstop supply of large, trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of red, pink, and white. It's also lovely in landscape beds and borders -- and is frequently used to climb up and over arbors, trellises, and mailbox posts.
Because it flowers almost constantly, you can grow this flowering vine by itself or in combination with other flowers and foliage in container gardens. It works well as an annual vine in the North when planted in garden beds and borders; you can plant it as a landscape vine in frost-free Zone 10.
Note: Older varieties of mandevillas were all climbing vines, but some newer varieties offer attractive mounding habits and don't need supports to climb up. Also, you may also sometimes see this tropical plant referred to as dipladenia.
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Mandevilla Growing InstructionsGrow mandevilla in a spot where it gets full sun and stays moist, but not wet. Because it is a tropical, mandevilla cannot tolerate frost. Gardeners in cold-winter climates can treat it as an annual or move it indoors and treat it as a houseplant until the
You can prune mandevilla any time of the year if you need to keep it in check. It responds well to light pruning.
Fertilize mandevilla regularly in the spring and summer months to keep this flowering vine in full bloom, especially in containers. Happily, it's easy: This tropical plant doesn't require any special fertilizers; a general-purpose product works just fine. If you don't want to have to remember to fertilize, use a timed-release product, which slowly releases nutrients into the potting mix over the growing season. You just need to use it once.
Get care tips to overwinter your mandevilla indoors for winter.
Note: No matter if you grow mandevilla as an annual flower or a landscape vine, it's not intended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Super-easy to grow
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Mandevilla, especially mounding varieties, are gorgeous summer complements to tropical hibiscus.
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