Mandevilla or rocktrumpet is an genus of subtropical flowering vines that belonged to the family Apocynaceae. It was first identified as a genus back in 1840. Her species are native to the Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. Many originate from the Serra dos Órgãos forests in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The genus was named after Henry Mandeville, a British diplomat and gardener.
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What is Mandevilla?
Mandevilla species are native to the Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. Many originate from the Serra dos Órgãos forests in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The genus was named after Henry Mandeville, a British diplomat and gardener.
Mandevilla Growing Tips & Benefits
- Your mandevilla vine will be a beautiful, full-flowered plant when you purchase it.
- It may be possible to plant it in the ground, or in a larger or more decorative container.
- Mandevilla flowers require sandy soil that is well-drained and has plenty of organic matter mixed in.
- Two parts peatmoss and potting dirt are good options for mandevilla plants. One part builder’s soil is also a good choice.
- The type of sunlight they get is an important aspect of mandevilla care. Mandevilla vines require full sun to bloom well. However, they can tolerate some shade.
- You can get the best mandevilla flower blooms throughout the summer by giving your plant a high phosphorous, water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks.
- This will ensure that your mandevilla vine continues to bloom beautifully.
- Your mandevilla may also be purged.
- This will make your mandevilla bushier and more full.
- Simply pinch 1/4 to 1/2 inch (6mm) of your mandevilla vine with your fingers.
- To 1 cm. Take off one centimeter from the stem.
Mandevillas can be considered vines, and will require some form of support to grow. For your mandevilla vines to grow, make sure you have a trellis and other supports.
Growing Mandevilla Year-Round
- Although the mandevilla plant is commonly considered an annual, it is actually a frost-tolerant perennial.
- You can bring your mandevilla plants indoors during winter when temperatures drop below 50°F (10 C).
- Before you bring mandevilla flowers indoors make sure you inspect the plant for pests.
- The plant may need to be cut down by as much as one-third.
- Place your mandevilla vine indoors in a spot that receives indirect, bright light.
- The soil should be dry when you water the plant.
- When the temperature is consistently above 50°F (10 C), you can remove dead leaves from your mandevilla plant and bring it outside for another summer.
Cultivation method of Mandevilla
- 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.×amabilis, M. 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. They have a tendency to attract insects like mealybugs and scales.
- While Mandevilla scabra is sometimes used as an additive to the psychedelic drink Ayahuasca, there is no evidence that it is psychoactive in its own right.
- It is, however, considered to be toxic.
- The hybrid cultivars Mandevilla × amabilis ‘Alice du pont’ and Sundaville Cream Pink=’Sunparapibra’ have won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.