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MANDEVILLA

Botanical Name

Mandevilla sanderi and varieties.

Nickname

Rocktrumpet.

Birthplace

Mandevilla species are native to the Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America.

Favourite Environment

Although most often associated with tropical and sub-tropical gardens, Mandevilla can be grown almost anywhere in Australia except very cold areas. All it needs is plenty of sun, and shelter from cold winds.

Drinking
Preference

Water often during warm weather. Plants in pots need to be watched carefully because they can dry out very quickly. Water these in the early morning and repeat again late afternoon if necessary. Try to avoid wetting the leaves, because direct sun through droplets can disfigure them. Use a controlled-release fertiliser twice a year in spring and late summer. Too much fertiliser can cause excessive lush growth at the expense of flowers.

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