الإثنين 27 مايو 2024

How to plant and grow Mandevilla

موقع أيام نيوز

A classic tropical vine, mandevilla (Mandevilla) is a great way to add a splash of color to any sunny vertical space in your garden. With big, showy blooms that continue all summer and the fact that the plant is low-maintenance makes it a top vine choice. Mandevilla vines have seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, and breeding work continues to expand the vine’s varieties.

Mandevillas are all about the big, tropical-looking blooms. They come in shades of pink, red, and white, and many shades in between. Now there’s a new color added to the range, a beautiful apricot. The large five-petaled blooms often have a rich golden throat inside that adds to the tropical look. Flowers are borne in clusters that will continue to grow and add more buds all the time. Be careful not to damage these growing points of the bloom clusters, or new buds will not form on that stalk. The size of the blooms can vary quite a bit depending on the variety. In general, smaller flowers tend to be much more abundant, and the larger blooms are a little more sparse but quite grand.



 

 

Although mandevilla is not classified as toxic to animals by the ASPCA, it can be mildly toxic when ingested, so keep the plant in a spot away from curious kids or pets. Also, the milky sap it exudes when cut can irritate skin upon contact.

Where to Plant Mandevilla
While mandevilla is usually grown as an annual because it dies when exposed to near-freezing temperatures, it can be overwintered indoors. It is perennial in the frost-free areas of USDA Hardiness Zones 10–11. Mandevilla is an excellent choice for the garden or patio.

How and When to Plant Mandevilla
Plant mandevilla outside in mid to late spring after the temperature consistently exceeds at least 50°F. Vining varieties benefit from a trellis or other support. If you plan to overwinter the plant indoors, plant it in a container with drainage holes and filled with all-purpose potting soil.

Mandevilla Care Tips
As far as care goes for these plants, mandevillas are low maintenance.
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