mandaville - Knowledgebase Question

Lithia, Fl
Question by user9440
October 8, 2009
my mandaville was vert lush when we bought it. it has sents quite blooming and the leaves are turning yellow and dropping. i water frequently and have fertilized. its growing great as a vine up the trellis. just no blooms and leaves keep falling. i live in central florida. what should i do?

Answer from NGA
October 8, 2009


Your mandevilla may just be showing some signs of stress while it is getting used to its new growing place. A difference in exposure to the sun, watering frequency (or rain!!), or even the temperature can all cause leaves to yellow and drop. If the new growth looks healthy but some of the older leaves are dropping, it's probably normal. You didn't say how long you've had your mandevilla. I'd give it another 3 weeks or so to adjust and then cut it back to encourage healthy new growth. The new growth should cover the trellis in a short time. You'll get flowers when the temperature suits your plant so be patient with it. Enjoy your garden!

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