How to grow mandevilla in a garden

  1. Choose a well drained spot in the garden in full sun to part shade.
  2. Enrich the soil in the planting bed with some compost and Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser before planting.
  3. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down.  Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed.  Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  5. Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips, sugarcane or pea straw, keeping it away from the base of the plant.
  6. During the flowering period, feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Natural Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.  Feed in autumn and spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.

     
Flowering mandevilla - Red flower climber


How to grow mandevilla in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 600mm wide. Position in full sun to part shade and fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter
  2. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Water in well.
  4. During the flowering period, feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Natural Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.  Feed in autumn and spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.

Growing tips

  • Mandevillas don’t like getting wet feet so avoid overwatering.
  • Ensure that you provide the plant with plenty of sturdy support to grow on.
  • Some mandevillas are often also referred to as diplandenias. These plants are considered to be forms of M. sanderii.
  • For the cooler climates try growing M. laxa. This deciduous variety produces fragrant summer flowers and can tolerate frosts down to -6°C. If it is damaged by the cold, cut back completely and it will re-shoot from the base. 
  • Wear gloves when pruning to protect your skin from the milky sap.

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