Mandevilla is part of the Mandevilla genus and its scientific name is Mandevilla. This variety typically blooms in the following colours: Bright pink and Antique white and Carmine red. When mature, blooms are roughly 10.0 cm (that's 3.9 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a funnel form, with an approximate petal count of 5. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Ao green colour. It is a flower / ornamental and is treated mainly as a deciduous, so it sheds its leaves annually. Mandevilla is known for its vine-like habit and growing to a height of approximately 5.00 metres (16.25 feet). Expect blooming to occur in mid spring. If you would like to attract butterflies and birds to your garden, consider growing this plant. Popular varieties of Mandevilla with home gardeners are Sun Parasol Crimson, Alice Du Pont, Ruby fantasy, White fantasy, and Giant crimson.
Brazil is believed to be where Mandevilla originates from.
Be aware that Mandevilla typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.
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When growing Mandevilla plants in patio containers use a soil based compost. Position in full sun, with some shelter from intense heat. Train plants onto a suitable support such as trellis or a freestanding climbing frame.
Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season. Prune Mandevillas after flowering to within 3 or 4 buds from the previous year’s growth.
Water sparingly during the winter months and move containers of Mandevilla plants to a warm position.
Take care as the sap of the Mandevilla may irritate skin. If ingested, can also cause stomach ache.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Mandevilla so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Mandevilla so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Mandevilla plants:
Cercospora leaf spot
Mandevilla Vines have a tendency to attract insects like mealybugs and scales.
The genus was named after Henry Mandeville (1773-1861), a British diplomat and gardener.
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Mandevilla care instructions
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Popular varieties of Mandevilla
- Sun Parasol Crimson
- Alice Du Pont
- Ruby fantasy
- White fantasy
- Giant crimson
- Red fury
- Sun parasol giant crimson
- Sundaville Red
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