General Information: Native to Central and South America and many originally from the Serra dos Orgaos forests in Rio de Janerio Brazil. They develop spectacular flowers in warm climates and are thought of as climbers, they can be trained against a wall or trellis.
Light and Temperature: Mandevilla like bright indirect or filtered sunlight to part shade. They cannot survive temperatures below 50°, and thrive in temperatures from 60 – 70°. Avoid cool drafts.
Water: Water 3 times per week during Spring, Summer and Fall. Do not allow soil to become soggy, or the roots will rot. Prefers consistently moist soil while actively growing, but should be permitted to dry out a bit while dormant. Reduce watering to once a week during winter.
Flowering: Produces a lovely blossom that appear throughout the year outdoors in warm weather and on a sunny windowsill.
Trimming and Grooming: Avoid pruning, blooms on new growth. You may pinch your Mandevilla. This will create a bushier and fuller plant. Simply use your fingers to pinch off ¼ – ½ inch off the end of each stem.
Fertilize: Once every 2 weeks using 10 – 20 – 10 NPK fertilizer. Use half the amount directed by manufacturer or plant will focus on growing foliage rather than flowers. Water thoroughly before and after applying.