The dipladenia is a remarkable climbing plant, flowering and colorful.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Mandevilla
Family : Apocynaceae
Type : Vine
Ground : Well drained
Height : 3 m
Exposure : Bright
Foliage : Persistent -Flowering : Summer
Maintenance, from planting to pruning, should allow you to have beautiful flowers in the summer.
Dipladenia is usually grown indoors in our climates, even if it does very well in summer outdoors, whether in pots or in the ground.
Dipladenia in pots:
For the pot culture, it is recommended repot every 1 to 2 years, preferably in the spring.
The pot provided with the purchase will quickly be small, so plan to repot your dipladenia quickly outside of flowering.
- Indoors, it is best to put it in the light but without direct sunlight.
- In pots, on a terrace or a balcony, avoid the sun too scorching.
- Find our advice for repot your dipladenia well.
The dipladenia is native to South America and therefore needs a temperature of 20° all year round to grow well.
For cultivation in the ground, a climate hot summer and winter is necessary and planting will be done in spring.
- In the ground, dipladenia tolerates sunny situations well.
- A dipladenia can be potted outdoors from May to September.
Maintenance of dipladenia
Choose a very bright location for your dipladenia but without direct sun behind a window.
- Avoid proximity to a heat source such as a radiator.
- Protect it from the sun's rays during the hottest hours if it is behind a window.
Water regularly but without excess so as not to suffocate the roots.
Finally, take your shrub out of May to October so that it can enjoy the outside air.
In pots, dipladenia needs a lot of humidity and will enjoy being placed on a bed of gravel or clay balls that is always wet to recreate the conditions of its natural environment.
Dipladenia in winter and after flowering:
The classic flowering period of dipladenia is from March to November.
Next, you should overwinter your plant by putting it in a cooler but bright room.
- The ideal temperature is around 20-21 ° in summer and 10-15 ° in winter.
Read also: Dipladénia in winter, our wintering advice
Size of dipladenia:
Remove faded flowers from dipladenia over time to stimulate the emergence of new flowers.
- Prune lightly in early spring in order to stimulate flowering.
- Pruning can take place during repotting.
Diseases of dipladenia
If the dipladenia leaves turn yellow very often it is due to a cold snap or a lack of water.
- Protect your dipladenia from drafts and regularly spray water on its leaves.
If a whitish cluster appears as a cottony down, they are mealybugs.
- Follow our advice mealybug treatment.
Dipladenia may be prone to mites like red spiders.
- Follow our advice for fight well against red spiders
Good to know about dipladenia
Native to tropical America and part of the same family as the oleander, this shrub offers a beautiful bloom, both generous and durable.
Outdoors, it can also be installed at the foot of a wall, a trellis, a tree or a post where its climbing character will enhance it.
Dipladenia does very well in a greenhouse where the humidity is high so if you want it grow in an apartment or indoors, regularly spray soft water on its foliage.
- Dipladenia is poisonous by indigestion and irritating to the touch, wear gloves or wash your hands after handling.
Adding special organic fertilizer for flowering plants will improve flowering.