General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 8 to 20 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: Some varieties have fragrant blooms
Flower Color: Pink
Red
White
Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
3"-4"
4"-5"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Espalier
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Contains milky sap that is toxic if ingested and may cause irritation to those with sensitive skin
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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  • Posted by sallyg (central Maryland - Zone 7b) on Oct 6, 2019 1:59 PM concerning plant:
    I kept my white Mandevilla inside last winter, brought the whole pot in a cool basement with a little window and kept it from completely drying out. It pulled through and rebounded once it went outside in spring, and did great. Now it is climbing up a six foot bamboo stake and I have to decide how much to cut off, and bring the pot in again.
    Update, 11-2020-- Mandevilla rebounded and grew well this summer in a pot. Needed frequent watering.. upon pulling it now after a month drying out I find it really did not grow roots out much or fill the pot, which may explain why drying affected it so quickly. I took a few long thin, green cuttings end of summer and put them in water. One has rooted, and I potted it today. I will take more cuttings, use hormone, and pot them, but am going to let this 3 or 4 year old plant go- it has orange aphids and I don't need to bring any more of those in than I may have already.
    Update April 2022 - I can't remember what became of that last posted idea (pandemic brain) but I think I kept the original rootmass after all and let it grow. And I still had a big white Mandevilla last summer - I would not have bought a new one. I saw very little regrowth this winter (just two very skinny vines) so I thought I would toss it all. But on pulling and prying off soil and roots, I find the original plant has a number of thick tubers. I am again letting it regrow if it decides to.
Plant Events from our members
carlissa904 On May 9, 2019 Obtained plant
Bought 2 plants from Walmart. 1 pink, 1 red. Even though mandevilla is supposed to be a vine, the ones I bought look more like a bush.
amhlovesGod On April 1, 2020 Obtained plant
It looks like a bush!
MySecretIslandGarden On July 1, 2022 Bloomed
It turned out to be red
MySecretIslandGarden On June 17, 2022 Obtained plant
Rescue from Walmart, it'll be fun to see what color it turns out to be.
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