Overwater Dipladenia (Mandeville)


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Dipladenia - Mandevilla - Sundaville

The Dipladenia Mandeville is not only popular because of its bushy growth and its unpretentiousness in terms of water needs as a summery balcony plant, it also gives you flowers over the years. But only if it is wintering properly.

Time and place for a wintering

Demanding is the Dipladenia in winter as little as in summer. The basic needs are barely changing, and much of what they demand in the warm season of conditions and care meets in weaker form, even in the winter months. As a true sunbather, however, the time when the Dipladenia is brought in by the outdoors is an important indicator of how to cope with wintering and develop next year. Basically, one can say that early catching makes sense, because it is very sensitive to frost. However, she begins to feel uncomfortable at 7-8 degrees, so the location should actually be changed when the nights start to freshen up, but at the very latest when she trains yellow leaves. This may be the case in early autumn. The Dipladenia is evergreen, so it should and should be wintered in the house, better still in a winter garden. It is important that she gets a sunny and bright view, without being in direct sunlight. Drafts should also be avoided, you will not get them.

The right care

As an evergreen, the Dipladenia needs regular water even in winter, but is content with little here too. It does not need to be fertilized either before or during their wintering - this can be done in spring after it has been wintered. For casting in winter:
  • regular watering (depending on location every 8-14 days)
  • Earth should not dry out
  • no waterlogging
The amount of water should be well below that in summer. If the location was chosen too dark, then forms the Dipladenia Geiltriebe. In that case you should change the location. It should under no circumstances be placed in the immediate vicinity of a radiator, as the temperatures should remain as constant as possible and should ideally be around 9-15 degrees in winter quarters (an average of 12 degrees is to be preferred). Even a high humidity gets the Dipladenia good, dry rather not.
This is another reason why radiator closures should be avoided. During casting, one can also examine directly for pests. The usual suspects such as aphids and spider mites like to occur frequently and must be treated accordingly. Especially with spider mites is also an insulation recommended, so they do not attack other plants. A superficial spray treatment with a mixture of water and milk (ratio 10: 1) is well tolerated by the plant and often very effective.
As in her home in the tropics, the Dipladenia wants a warm, bright and moist stand. The ideal place would be year-round in a conservatory where it can spread. At a window south exposure should be better avoided, because too bright sun is not tolerated. Better are windows that point east or west. A Mandevilla requires regular water with occasional liquid fertilizer additions, which has a negative impact on jamming wetness.
A humid, tropical environment can be reached with regular fogging. Lauberde mixed with some sand is very well tolerated by Dipladenia. The substrate should definitely have humic parts. Back cuts are not a problem. You can also go back to the perennial wood. During the summer, the plants get a fresh air cure on the terrace or the balcony in a sunny or partially shaded place very well.

Tips for successful wintering

In order for the Dipladenia Mandeville to flower abundantly again next year, it should be cut back before winter, not in spring, as the flowers form on the new shoots. The pruning can be done up to 2/3. For drafts, Dipladenia may say thank you for producing fewer or no flowers. It should then not simply be disposed of, but next year get another chance. The same applies to too warm wintering.
Throwing a leaf will probably occur, but it is not bad as long as the root is healthy and does not rot (which can happen very quickly in too much watering, especially in winter). From February, the plant can then be put back warm, but the amount of water should be increased only hesitantly, because too much water brings many leaves, but no flowers. Now she may be put back in the sun, but not here in the blazing midday sun and possibly not directly at the window.
Continue to avoid draft.After the Eisheiligen, when really no frost is to be expected, the planze can again on the balcony, but should first be accustomed to the sun. Therefore, a rather shady spot is to be preferred in the beginning. Fertilized and more abundant can be poured when the first shoot shows.
The Dipladenia needs a rest period, which should be slightly cooler at about 15° C, than in the growing season. Then the Wassergaben are severely limited. Frost is not tolerated at all, so Dipladenia should already be in the house in autumn, when the thermometer shows around 10° C.
A dipladenia makes the heart of every flower friend beat faster. Only a few plants can convince in such a way with their growth and blooming joy. As far as care is concerned, conditions are at least similar to those in tropical areas.

Observe frost sensitivity

The Dipladenia is very sensitive to frost. It should therefore be brought early to winter quarters. Ideal is a place where the temperature is between 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. Furthermore, the chosen location should be bright, but not exposed to direct sunlight. Darkness should be avoided at this plant absolutely. If it is too dark, many unwanted impulses form.

Dipladenia - Mandevilla - Sundaville


Important when hibernating a Dipladenia is the adequate supply of water. The plant is very rich in leaves and therefore needs enough liquid even in winter. In contrast, fertilizers should be avoided in winter. This will ideally start again in April. The first dose of fertilizer should be best done in combination with cutting and repotting.

Allow for habituation time

This procedure makes it easier for the plant to transition between rest and growth phase. The optimal time for this preparatory work is just before the move to the outdoors. Before this happens, the temperature should be increased by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius. Thus, the plant is announced the end of the resting phase, heralded the growth phase and above all, stimulated the flowering.
The Dipladenia is well cut compatible. Nevertheless, one should not cut off too much. The ideal time to cut is towards the end of the hibernation, but the heyday should be awaited. As mentioned above, the best time to cut is before moving to the open, along with the first fertilizer application and repotting.

Proper environment - observe frost sensitivity

The plants of the genus Dipladenia (Sundaville), which are found here in the gardens, are usually special breeds, which were changed to the specifics of the European climate. They are much more robust than one would expect from a South American plant and also do not have similar high standards of care, the soil or the winter. However, it is important that the plant is wintered in a draft-free location without bright sunlight. Drafts damage the plant in general and too bright sunlight does not tolerate Dipladenia well.
Who wants to overwinter a Dipladenia (Sundaville), should ensure that the plant in time for the first frost from the outdoors in a conservatory or the apartment is brought. The plant is in no case frost-resistant, even low frost temperatures can cause great damage to this particular plant. It is best to overwinter the Dipladenia (Sundaville) by placing it in a bright and not too warm environment at about 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. Darkness does not tolerate these plants, they get then with the Geiltrieben many unwanted impulses; Hibernation in the basement or in a dark hallway is therefore not recommended. Before returning the plant to the open air, the temperature should be raised by a good 2 -3 degrees Celsius to stimulate growth and flowering.

Watering and cutting

In addition to the lush flowers, the Dipladenia (Sundaville) is also characterized by its rich leaf growth. If you want to overwinter the Dipladenia (Sundaville), you have to take this into consideration. The many leaves of the plant require that the plant is sufficiently poured during the winter. It is possible to prune the Dipladenia (Sundaville) even during the winter, but it should definitely wait for the flowering period, not pruning too much and pruning the plant towards the end of the hibernation before moving back outside. Apart from regular irrigation, Dipladenia (Sundaville) needs no further care during the winter. Above all, care must be taken to ensure that the plant is not fertilized at all during this time, but only starts to fertilize again in April. It is best to combine the cut with fertilization and repotting to help the plant make the transition from hibernation to outdoor growth.

Mandevilla hybrid -Amabilis, Sanderi

The Dipladenia or Mandevilla belongs to the family of the dog poison plants. As a rule, they are hanging climbing plants, some of whose trees are lignified like a liana.

Dipladenia - Mandevilla - Sundaville


These genera fall under the shrubbery. Some species also have an upright or recumbent appearance.The well-known name Dipladenia has its origin in the Greek words "di" for double and "aden" for gland. This refers to the two glands at the scars edge. The botanical name Mandevilla comes from the fact that an envoy named Henry John Mandevilla took the first plants from Argentina to England.

Mandevilla hybrids

The crosses of different species produced diverse hybrids. The most famous of them are Mandevilla x Amabilis and Mandevilla Sanderi Hybride.
Mandevilla hybrid amabilis
  • Mandevilla Amabilis is the most magnificent commercially available species with 10 cm tall flowers. The oval, structured leaves are also considerably larger than those of the other Dipladenias. Her strong growth with several meters per summer is also achieved by no other Mandevilla. Overall, the individual shoots reach a length of up to 5 m. Mandebilla Hybride Amabilis is a perennial species that can be grown outdoors from May to September, with its beautiful pink flowers that adorn the patio and garden. A stable climbing frame gives the plant the necessary support.
Mandevilla hybrid Sanderi
  • The flowers of these hybrids are either in a strong red or in a more delicate pink. With a flower diameter of 7 cm and slower growth Mandevilla Hybride Sanderi belongs to the rather weak-growing species. A rank aid is still needed.

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