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The basis care tips
In this blog we share our care tips so you can provide your Mandeville with the optimal care.
In this blog the basic information is supplied, which ensures the Mandeville will bloom and grow optimally. In the blog ‘Nursery for the advanced’ we explain two unique ways in which you can determine the Mandevillas shape and how to allow it to optimally bloom and grow.
The basis nursery
Step 1: Remove the plant from the box immediately after receipt and place it outside so it is exposed to daylight. The sun functions as a source of energy, whose energy allows the plant to grow and bloom.
The minimum temperature the Mandevilla can be exposed to is 5 degrees Celsius.
Step 2: The plant can be repotted at any given moment. Use a pot with holes in the bottom, so excessive amounts of water can be drained off. Repotting the Mandevilla is not essential, but placing it in a nice ornamental pot that suits the styling of the garden or balcony contributes to a pleasant ambiance.
“It can be that the plant is a little bit stuck in the pot and therefore hard to get out. Tilt the plant upside down and pinch the pot. This will allow the plant to loosen. Never attempt to pull the plant out, this will cause the roots to tear. It is also possible to make an incision in the pot with a pruning shear.”
Step 3: We recommend providing the plant with fresh potting soil. It is beneficial for the plant to receive fresh potting soil, as it favors the blooming and growth. After repotting, the plant should receive water, so the new potting soil can attach itself to the old potting soil. This promotes good root formation and will activate the nutrition in the fresh potting soil. In the blog ‘Filling flower boxes’ we explain how much potting soil you need depending on the size of your planter.
Step 4: Give your Mandeville a nice spot in the garden, on the terrace or on the balcony. Preferably place your Mandevilla in a sunny spot, this plant loves it! The Mandevilla will richly bloom when it is exposed to enough sunlight. To obtain some inspiration for a nice place for the Mandevilla in your garden of balcony, you can go to our blog ‘Mandevilla inspiration’.
Step 5: Provide your Mandevilla with water, but not too much! The Mandevilla does not like excessive amounts of water, once a week is enough. (Except after repotting, then the plant should be given water directly).
Beware: Only provide the Mandevilla with water if it has not rained! If the lower leaves show a yellow colour and start falling off, the plant is receiving too much water.
In the blog ‘Mandevilla yellow leaf’ we explain the possible causes of yellow leaves and how to prevent this.
Removing old flowers is not necessary, but it is allowed. Pruning is also not essential, as the long climbing branches make for an elegant whole. If you were to prune, it can be done at any given moment. Beware of the plant sap that is released from the pruning cut; the white plant juice is very sticky and is not easily removed from clothing. It also makes the cleaning of pruning tools hard. Preferably, use an old pruning shear.
In the blog ‘Nursery for the advanced’ you can read more about the pruning and flowering of the Mandevilla.
“A few subjects of nursery have obtained their own separate blog, as they retain a lot of information. Have a more detailed look at the subjects in the separate blogs: Mandevilla gets yellow leaves, Mandevilla hibernating and Mandevilla cuttings”.