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Mandevilla is a genus of tropical and subtropical flowering vines belonging to the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. It was first described as a genus in 1840. A common name is rocktrumpet.

Mandevilla species are native to the Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. 

Mandevillas develop spectacular, often fragrant flowers in warm climates. The flowers come in a variety of colours, including white, pink, yellow, and red. Many hybrids have been developed, mainly deriving from M.×amabilisM. splendens, and M. sanderi. As climbers, Mandevillas can be trained against a wall or trellis to provide a leafy green and often flowering picture of beauty.

Mandevillas are not acid loving plants but can thrive in neutral to slightly acidic or alkaline soils.They generally prefer a well drain fertile soil with pH between 6.6 and 7.5. 

Water the plant on regular basis when the soil is dry. When roots establishes completely you can increase the amount of water supply to the plants. Avoid overwatering as the plant may result in root rot.

Place mandevilla vine where it gets bright indirect sunlight when planted indoors. When matures you can place the plant in sunlight for a minimum of 8 hours a day. When the temperature drops below 50F in winter season you can bring the pot indoors. Plant produces fragrant flowers in warm climatic conditions which come in a variety of colors like white, yellow, red and pink. As a climber, they rail on walls, trellis to provide the beauty of leafy green and beautiful flowers to attract insects, honeybees for pollination purpose.

  • Category Outdoor flowering plants
  • Families Apocynaceae
  • Genus Mandevilla
  • Species spp
  • Geographical Area of Origin Central America / South America
  • Climatic Zones Tropical USDA 11
  • Habit Climber
  • Leaves Evergreen
  • Colore Foglie Verde
  • Flowering Period April / May / June / July / August
  • Flower Tubular
  • Colore Fiori Giallo   Rosa
  • Favorite soil Sub-acid / medium acid / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Full light / Full sun / Medium shade / Half shade
  • Form Balcony flower pot / Espalier / Wired on stick / Plant on cane / Pyramid / Double arch shaped
  • Parfumed yes
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