Dipladenia Care - Knowledgebase Question

Calgary, AB
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Question by panjandrum
October 12, 1999
Could you please provide cultivation of Dipladenia as an indoor plant?

Answer from NGA
October 12, 1999
There are two varieties of Dipladenia. D sanderi rosea is grown for its yellow-throated pink flowers and D. Mandevilla splendens is larger-leaved with pink-throated flowers. The large flwoers appear in the summer, on twining stems. Both can be grown as a climber, reaching 10' or more, or can be pruned back once flowering is finished, in order to maintain it as a bush. The glossy leaves remain all year long under the right circumstances.

Provide average household warmth (minimum 55F in winter), and bright light, but no direct sun. Water regularly from spring through autumn, then reduce watering and water only sparingly during the winter months. Mist the plant regularly during the growing season, especially when in bud or flower, and mist occasionally during the winter. Repot in the spring, using fresh potting soil.

Hope this answers your question and helps keep your plant healthy all year around!

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