Luis
Luis
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  • East Haven, CT

Beautiful Mandevilla Vine


While other plants melt in Florida's hot summers, mandevilla (Mandevilla spp.) is a tropical vine that almost seems to smile at the heat, putting out colorful trumpet-shaped blooms along its woody, twining stems. Here in Connecticut it takes a bit more work.
mandevilla vine garden flower connecticut, flowers, gardening
For almost 7 months this plant stays inside of the house, and when there is no more chance for frost, goes outside. It always rewards me with tons of flowers after watering once a day and fertilizing it every two weeks in the Spring and once a month in the Summer.
mandevilla vine garden flower connecticut, flowers, gardening
The red one knows when warm weather is coming and starts new shoots in March. By April starts getting buds on it and always blooms before I take it outside. I fertilize this one the same way as the white one.

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  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 22, 2014

    Your cosseting is being beautifully rewarded.

    • Luis
      on Jul 22, 2014

      @Douglas Hunt I pamper everything that I like

  • Vetsy
    on Jul 23, 2014

    What do you feed them? and where do you place them when you bring them inside for the winter.. I have a red one on my Balcony.... I'd like to bring mine indoors this year but I live in a apartment.... hope that it will over winter well... I'll give it a try anyway...

    • Bonnie
      on Aug 12, 2014

      Luis, thank you for sharing your beautiful plants! They are my "must have" tropical! You are very correct about them loving the heat; when everything else is drooping they are showing off! I have always loved the pinks, but then added a red. She is SUCH a show off!! Always bring a happy smile when they greet me on the porch.

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