- Common Name(s):
- 'Alice du Pont', 'Rita Mae Green', 'Peter Pan', 'Janet' , 'Leah' , 'Sun Parasol Pink', 'Sun Parasol Crimson'
- Poisonous Plants, Vines
A tropical vine that is commonly grown as a houseplant in temperate regions. Fine pointed leaves are deep green and glossy. When planted outdoors the tublar showy flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Cold sensitive; tolerant of coastal conditions; allow to dry out during the winter; prefers moist, well-drained soil; sparse foliage; provide plety 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.
No major problems but can attract mealybugs, aphids and scale insects.
Also known as Mandevilla splendens.
- Perennial vines with milky sap; leaves alternate, simple; flowers large and showy, funnel-shaped, 5-parted, variously colored, usually white to rose.
- 8 feet
- Vary in color pinks, reds, white. Tubular with a yellow center. Long lasting.
- sun, afternoon shade
- Central and South America
- Poison Part:
- All parts are suspected.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Caution: not known to be poisonous but related to known toxic plants.
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
- Toxic Principle:
- Found in:
- Houseplant, or in landscape as cultivated ornamental flowering woody vine.
- Growth Rate:
- Moderate to rapid
- Climbing Method:
NCCES plant id: 2920