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Sep 20, 2017 4:03 AM CST
Name: Pamela Gregory
Md (Zone 6b)
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A dear friend of mine ask me to find out what this flower is called.
She had just gotten the plant and would like to move it to another room but she is concerned because were unsure what the plant would prefer. Lots of light or little light ect ect. She dont wanna stress it and not know how to handle the plant.
Thanks for you time everyone!!! 💞
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Sep 20, 2017 6:09 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Sep 20, 2017 6:21 AM CST
Wilmington, Delaware (Zone 7a)
BTW, I have kept mine in the basement over the winter for three or four years, now. The basement has three small windows at ground level and little light gets in. I water it every month (marking the calendar as a reminder). All the leaves dry and drop off but, it is simply going dormant. As Spring approaches, the new growth come out, sprouting some leaders that get three feet long, reaching for what little light is available. In Delaware, there is no advantage in taking it back outside before June 10th. It blossoms every year.
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Sep 20, 2017 8:05 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Is that because it's not warm enough by June?
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Sep 20, 2017 10:29 AM CST
Name: Pamela Gregory
Md (Zone 6b)
Gardening A Perfect antidepressant
Awesomesause! ! Thanks Ladies & Gents.
I know she is going to be delighted with the information also. She is a very busy therapist and this saves her alot of time with research im sure! Thanks everyone! ! Group hug
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Sep 20, 2017 12:24 PM CST
Wilmington, Delaware (Zone 7a)
crawgarden said:Is that because it's not warm enough by June?

Here in Delaware, we still tend to get chilly nights (45-65)in early June. Mandevilla is a tropical plant so it likes warmer weather than that. Chilly nights will cause the tender leaders that developed in the basement to die off. Then the plant starts all over again while in the yard, developing new leaders (that can be trained to climb a small trellis or twine). Once there is not chance off evenings or nights below 60, they can be set out and left unattended except for watering every week when no rain falls. In late July, I bring mine from a sunny section in the yard to the deck where there is more shade and where I can train the leaders on string or twine. The store purchased plants are force-bloomed so, after the first winter, they'll flower later in the Summer. The best growing/blooming weather here in Delaware is late July- early August through the latter part of September. Once the nights start hitting upper forties, you have to pay attention and give is one last soaking (the soil) prior to bringing it in where it can be ignored. It will loose all of its leaves in the basement so I put it where I can use a dust pan and then vacuum to get up the mess.
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Sep 21, 2017 12:30 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ✌️👍☼🌷⚘ðŸ (Zone 8b)
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