Gardening

Mandevilla: a festival of colors


Mandevilla is a pretty tropical plant, cultivated with us both indoors and outdoors.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name: Mandevilla
FamilyApocynaceae
Type: Shrub, climbing plant

Height
: 3 m
Exposure: Bright
Ground: Well drained

Foliage: Persistent -Flowering: March to November

Maintenance, from planting to pruning, should allow you to have beautiful flowers in the summer. © Zitzke

Follow our advice to have a beautiful mandevilla:

Planting mandevilla

Mandevilla is oftengrown indoors, even if he likes it very wellsummer outdoors, whether in pots or in the ground.

Native to South America, the mandevilla needs atemperature of 20° all year round to push. It is then necessary to bring it in in winter and therefore to grow it in a pot.

Pot culture of mandevilla:

For themandevilla pot culture, it is better to repot every 1 to 2 years, ideallyin spring.

  • The mandevilla likes rich soils for flowering, a soil for flowering plants is quite suitable.

The pot provided with the purchase will quickly be too small so plan to repot your mandevilla quickly outside of flowering.

  • Indoors, it is best to put it in the light but without direct sunlight.
  • In pots, on a terrace or a balcony, avoid the sun too scorching.
  • Find our advice forrepot your mandevilla well.

In summer, it is quite possible to take out your mandevilla, generally from May to October, a little before or after depending on the region.

Mandevilla fears the cold and therefore cannot withstand drops in nighttime temperatures when they are below about 8-10 °.

Caring for mandevilla in a pot

Choose abright locationfor your mandevilla but without direct sunlight behind a window.

  • Avoid the proximity of a heat source such as a radiator.
  • Protect it from the sun's rays during the hottest hours if it is behind a window exposed to the sun.

Water the mandevilla well:

Water regularlybut without excess so as not to suffocate the roots.

In pots, the mandevilla needsa lot of humidityand will enjoy being placed on a bed of gravel or clay balls that is always wet to recreate the conditions of its natural environment.

  • Get your shrub outMay to Octoberso that it can enjoy the outside air.

Mandevilla size:

Remove wilted flowers from the mandevilla as you go to stimulate the emergence of new trumpet-shaped flowers.

  • Prune lightly at the very beginning of spring in order tostimulate flowering.
  • Pruning can take place during repotting.

Mandevilla in winter and after flowering:

The classic flowering period for mandevilla is from March to November.

Next, winter your plant by putting it in a cooler but bright room, such as a greenhouse or an unheated veranda.

  • Theideal temperatureis around 20-21 ° in summer and 10-15 ° in winter.
  • Mandevilla thrives in a greenhouse where the humidity is high so if you want itgrow in an apartmentor indoors, spray water regularly non-calcareous on its foliage.

Mandevilla diseases

Mandevilla may be prone to mites such as red spiders.

  • Follow our advice forfight well against red spiders

If themandevilla leaves turn yellowvery often it is due to a cold snap or a lack of water.

  • Protect your mandevilla from drafts and regularly spray water on its foliage.

If awhitish clusterappears on the leaves of your mandevilla, they are mealybugs.

  • Follow our advice fortreat mealybugs.

All you need to know about mandevilla

Also calleddipladenia, this plant native to tropical America is part of the same family as theoleander.

It offers abeautiful bloom, both generous and sustainable in the form of trumpets.

In its natural habitat the mandevilla is a climbing plant that can reach 2m long, in the form of flowering lianas, with slender and twining stems.

The leaves of the mandevilla are persistent and leathery. Her flowering period is from March to November and gives flowers of various colors (white, red, yellow, pink).

  • Mandevilla is poisonous by indigestion and irritating to the touch, wear gloves or wash your hands after handling.

Among the interesting varieties, let us also noteMandevilla suaevolens, it offers beautiful white flowers and a scent of jasmine most subtle. It blooms in the summer and like theDipladenia sanderi, it dreads frost in winter.Smart tip about mandevilla:

Adding special organic fertilizer for flowering plants will improve the flowering of the mandevilla.

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