Mandevilla

Mandevilla sanderi

Mandevilla - Mandevilla sanderi

Common Name: Mandevilla
Genus: Mandevilla
Species: sanderi

Category: Houseplants

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Flowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flower colour: clear pink
  • Other features: the sap may cause skin irritation; all parts of the plant may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested

Sweetly scented red tubular flowers up to 10cm (4in) across from June to August and slightly wrinkled mid to deep green leaves. At risk of damage below 10°C this late summer-flowering climber is best grown in a container that can be moved under glass when temperatures drop. For maximum success chose a sunny sheltered spot shaded from the midday sun.

  • Garden Care: In late-winter or early-spring thin out over-crowded growth by pruning side-shoots to within three or four buds of the permanent framework of the plant