Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Mandevilla

Mandevilla species are native to the Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. They are perennials and need full Sun for flowering. They grow well in moist but well drained soil. The genus was named after Henry Mandeville (1773-1861), a British diplomat and gardener. Common name of Mandevilla is rocktrumpet. Mandevilla are tropical and subtropical flowering vines. The bloom colors are white, pink, and red.  It can be propageted by seeds and soft wood cuttings. These p[lants flower all year round. It grows in hardiness zone 9 through 10. Mandevilla’s do get affected by pests, in fact Mandevilla’s get easily attacked  by scale insects, mealybugs, red spider mites and whiteflies. Mandevilla’s should be protected from temperature going below 45 degrees. During winter you can place the plant indoors but make sure that it is kept in a bright location near the window.
Scientific Name: Mandevilla
Common Name: Mandevilla
Indian Name:
Pronunciation: Man-dev-illa
Native to: Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America
Found In:
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Max Height: Vine
Drought-tolerant: No, Needs well drained soil,
Propagation Methods: Seeds, Soft stem cuttings
Bloom Color : Pink, White, Red
Bloom Time: Throughout the year
Foliage: Ever Green
Duration: Perennial
Invasive potential: Not Invasive, Invasive plants,, SANBI, Invasive Plants — A Horticultural Perspective
Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to scale insects, mealybugs, red spider mites and whiteflies. Plant Pests and Diseases, Plant health in gardens, Plant pests and diseases
Natural Enemy: Natural Enemies Listed by Pest, Mealy bugs destroyer, crab spider for Mealy bugs, lacewings for white flies, bigeyed bugs for whiteflies, and minute pirate bugs for white flies, Clitostethus arcuatus for white flies, Asian lady beetle for white flies, Encarsia formosa is available commercially, for red spider mites – Western predatory mite, Phytoseiulus persimilis, Natural enemies for Scale Insects – Twicestabbed lady beetle
Remedy: Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Plant Character: Deer resistant
USDA Hardiness: 9 and 13b
Maintenance: Moderate
Medicinal: No
Soil: Clay Soil, Dry Soil
Soil pH: Soil pH: What it Means, Soil: understanding pH and testing soil, Soil pH

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