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Mandevilla Dipladenia sanderi

Previously known as:

  • Mandevilla splendens
Description

A tropical vine that is commonly grown as a houseplant in temperate regions.  If grown outdoors, plant in a container as they are cold sensitive; bring indoors in areas with frost and allow soil to dry out during the winter.  Prune before placing back outdoors in the spring. Prefers moist, well-drained soil appreciates afternoon shade in hot humid climates.  Tolerant of coastal conditions; Provide plenty of water in summer.

Indoors they need bright indirect light, average room temperature, and high humidity.  Soil should remain moist but not soggy.  Pinch gangly growth back for a more busy habit.  It may need a trellis or stake to remain upright.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No major problems but can attract mealybugs, aphids and scale insects.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alice du Pont'
  • 'Janet'
  • 'Leah'
  • 'Peter Pan'
  • 'Rita Mae Green'
  • 'Sun Parasol Crimson'
  • 'Sun Parasol Pink'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#tropical#butterflies#evergreen#showy flowers#houseplant#container plant#wildlife plant#showy#red flowers#nectar plant#interiorscape#trellis#hanging baskets#woody vine#pollinator plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alice du Pont'
  • 'Janet'
  • 'Leah'
  • 'Peter Pan'
  • 'Rita Mae Green'
  • 'Sun Parasol Crimson'
  • 'Sun Parasol Pink'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#tropical#butterflies#evergreen#showy flowers#houseplant#container plant#wildlife plant#showy#red flowers#nectar plant#interiorscape#trellis#hanging baskets#woody vine#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dipladenia
    Species:
    sanderi
    Family:
    Apocynaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and South America, Brazil
    Wildlife Value:
    When planted outdoors the tubular showy flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Cascading
    Dense
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Flowers large and showy, funnel or tubular-shaped, 5-parted rounded lobes, variously colored, usually white to rose with a yellow center
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Fine pointed wrinkled leaves are deep green and glossy. 3'-8" long
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Milky sap exudes when cut
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Vertical Spaces
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators