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Mandevilla / Alice Dupont, Yellow, White
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Mandevilla / Alice Dupont, Yellow, White

Latin Name:

MANDEVILLA

Plant Type:

Climber

Description:

Moderately vigorous vines that do well on a trellis or in a basket. Leaves are dark green and the flowers an open trumpet shape.

Origin:

Paraguay

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

EJ

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

50-75°F, 10-24°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the North/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil barely moist and if you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks during the warm months with a water soluble fertilizer diluted by half.

Plant Pests:

Prone to aphids. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Stem cuttings in the spring. It is best to propagate any type of cuttings in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent the moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Needs something to climb or support if it is planted in a pot. Mist occasionally with warm water (lime free to avoid leaf staining). Pinch tips to keep bushy and repot in the spring. Keep cool in the winter.

Is Genus:

Yes

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