perennial | climbing | sun | part shade | not pet friendly | flowering | evergreen | tropical look
Fits a 10.5 diameter pot
Why we love it The brilliant climbing Mandevilla brings a touch of the tropics to any terrace or balcony container. They enjoy bright, indirect light or filtered sunlight, but can get burned in direct, full sunlight. Although hardy to 5 degrees Celsius, Mandevilla likes warm summer months so bring inside on cooler days and in the winter.
Where's it from? Mandevilla species are native to the Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America.
Planting location Find a spot for mandevilla with at least six hours of sun each day, in a container, flowerbed, border, or against a wall.
Light requirements An important part of mandevilla care is the type of light they receive. They enjoy bright, indirect light or filtered sunlight, but can get burned in direct, full sunlight.
Watering Water the plant frequently in the summer but let the top few inches of the soil dry out before watering anew.
Distance from other plants Space 36-48 inches apart from other plants.
Annual or perennial? Climbing perennials.
Great planting idea They can be planted in containers using a lightweight potting mix. Make sure your pot has a drainage hole and that there is easy access to water nearby.
Common pests and how to combat them Ants bring aphids to plants that are weak or diseased. If you find aphids crawling on your Mandevilla, blast them away with a strong jet of water from the hose.
Did you know? Mandevilla is a genus of tropical and subtropical flowering vines belonging to the family Apocynaceae. It was first described as a genus in 1840. A common name is rocktrumpet.
Toxic to pets While it isn't strictly toxic to cats and dogs, it doesn't meet the requirements we have set to be classed as a truly 'pet friendly' plant. We do not consider this plant to be pet friendly.
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