Mandevilla X Amabilis - Knowledgebase Question

Mequon, WI
Question by armund
October 7, 2002
I have a Mandevilla vine in a pot on my patio. It has a 3 foot trellis in the pot. Over the summer the plant has grown past 10 feet up the patio wall with prolific flowering. I want to move it inside for the winter to remove back out to the patio in the spring. Will it survive if I cut the vines at the 3 foot mark (top of trellis) and then move the pot indoors? It is still flowering, but a frost is soon to come and I want to move it in before that. Will it flower all winter or start anew in the spring. What care should I give it during the winter indoors?


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Answer from NGA
October 7, 2002

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switch from outdoors to indoors and vice versa should be done gradually to avoid shocking the plant and allow it time to adjust. Be sure to check it carefully for pests before you bring it inside. Some gardeners will wash the plant thoroughly and possibly treat it with insecticidal soap once or twice about a week apart just to be sure it is clean, once indoors it can be tough to control any pesky little hitchhikers. Good luck with your mandevilla!

It takes some experimentation to locate the most ideal conditions depending on the possibilities you have in your home. I hope it works out for you.
switch from outdoors to indoors and vice versa should be done gradually to avoid shocking the plant and allow it time to adjust. Be sure to check it carefully for pests before you bring it inside. Some gardeners will wash the plant thoroughly and possibly treat it with insecticidal soap once or twice about a week apart just to be sure it is clean, once indoors it can be tough to control any pesky little hitchhikers. Good luck with your mandevilla!

It takes some experimentation to locate the most ideal conditions depending on the possibilities you have in your home. I hope it works out for you.

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