Buy Mandevilla 'Summerville'
Mandevilla likes to be in a bright spot. Direct sunlight is better than shade. As a rule, the darker the fewer flowers the plant will produce.
Watering and fertilization
In the summer it is wise to water the Mandevilla every day. You can reduce this after the fall. This is a matter of regularly feeling how moist the earth is.
As with most plants you have to be careful not to let the roots stand in the water, this can cause root rot.
Give the plant a liquid plant food for flowering plants from April 1 to September 1.
You can remove branches that are too long from the Mandevilla throughout the year by cutting them off. Cutting back to a flower cluster gives extra flowers.
Mandevilla is not a hardy plant. This means that you should bring the plant indoors in the fall, when there is a risk of night frost. Make sure that the root ball is not too wet, because of the risk of root rot. You may remove any ranks that are too long. Place the plant in a light place at a temperature of 10 degrees or more. Make sure that the root ball is still just sufficiently wet. Depending on location and temperature, water every other week.
Check this by regularly lifting the Mandevilla.
There are endless beautiful balcony, garden and patio plants. Follow the 'Golden Rules' for the care of your container plant so that you can enjoy it for a long time!
- Follow the care tips on the supplied plant label.+
- Use well-draining potting soil and water regularly. On hot days, this can be done twice a day.
- Watch out for frost!
- Avoid too much sun, drought, water in the pot.
- Remove faded flowers and prune the plant regularly to keep the plant's shape and flowering optimal.
- Provide regular plant food for a beautiful, long-lasting flowering plant.
Tub plants require intensive care. In the autumn before the night frost starts, the plants can go inside. In the spring, early May, the plants can go outside again. More information about overwintering can be found under the heading 'overwintering' on this site. Repotting is best done at the end of April, add some clay so that more moisture is retained.
Let tub plants overwinter
After you have been able to enjoy your tub plant for a whole summer, you can ensure that you can enjoy it again the following year. This can be done by overwintering the container plant in a frost-free place. Tub plants cannot withstand the frost.
It is important that the plant is frost-free. This can be done, for example, in a cool spot in the house at about 7°C. Water the plant moderately so that the root ball cannot dry out.
The plant may drop all its leaves, as if it is dying, but this is not the case! This is the rest period.
A plant with few or no leaves hardly evaporates any water during this rest period. So make sure that the plant gets very little water!
From March you can put the plant a little warmer and lighter and new leaf buds will appear soon.
The end of April may be the time to repot the tub plant. Add some clay so that a lot of moisture is retained. If the plant is in a pot, make sure there is a hole in the bottom so that the excess water can drain!
The Mandevilla is a prolific bloomer and an asset to your garden or terrace.