vines - Knowledgebase Question

corona, Ne
Question by shahnazbegu
May 31, 2010
hi dear,
i like to know about bougenvillea, mandevilla and trumpet vines and how to take care of them in winter?

Answer from NGA
May 31, 2010


All the vines you mention are tender and will need to go indoors during the winter months. They need a bright location in the winter and should be watered regularly. Start acclimating them to indoors this fall when nighttime temperatures drop to about 50F. Move them first to a shady spot for about a week (to prepare them for lower light levels indoors). Then take them indoors, prune them back if necessary to reduce their sizes, and set them in a brightly lit area away from drafts from open windows or doors, and away from heater vents. They will grow a bit while indoors but probably won't flower for you. In the spring, when nighttime temperatures are about 50F, take them back outside, first to a shady spot for a week or two, and then into full sunshine. They will begin to grow and flower for you in late spring or early summer. Enjoy!

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