Asked on Oct 5, 2019

How do I winterize my potted mandanvilla?

DeeBjb22014730Spanky
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I've tried putting 1 in the garage, but it died. I'm considering planting it in the ground and mulch it really well. What do I do?

7 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Oct 6, 2019

    It all depends what zone you live it. It's tropical so if it freezes where you are, it will die.

  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 6, 2019

    Hi Maryann,

    Here's a great article that will give you some helpful information about winterizing your plant. I hope it helps you. Wishing you the best.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/mandevilla/winterizing-mandevillas.htm

    • Maryann
      on Oct 7, 2019

      Really good article. I'm going to try the house plant method since I'm in zone 8. I have few sunny spots in my house. I may have to try Spankys idea. Thanks for your help.

  • Placing in garage, in the dark, all winter, with no water, yes it will die. Linda provided an excellent site. And it does matter what zone you are in too.

  • Spanky
    on Oct 7, 2019

    I'm in Oklahoma, last year I cut mine back and dug it out of the pot. I stored the roots ball in a paper sack keeping it in my garage. It grew great this year but only had a few blooms. I'm all for recycling plants!

    • Maryann
      on Oct 7, 2019

      Thank you for your suggestion. Since sunny windows are few in my house, I may need to follow your advice.

  • Dee
    on Oct 7, 2019

    i live in Maryland, and have some mandanvilla vines that are at least 10 years old.

    I put them in the garage, (garage is insulated) near a window if possible, and water them possible twice during the whole winter. I do trim them down some, especially the real tall ones. New growth will start in the spring, from the existing branches.


  • Bjb22014730
    on Oct 7, 2019

    I live in Illinois- zone 5B. I take my plant inside when the temperature drops below 45 F. I keep it next to the east window. Yes sometimes it lose his leaves but it still lives. And like this , successfully for over 3 years.

    I do the same with Hibiscuses, Dipladenias, and Brugmansias.

  • Dee
    on Oct 8, 2019

    Yes, PS I forgot to mention in my previous post, yes it will lose it leaves, so I break all

    the leaves off, before storing in the garage. That way, you do not have the mess of having to clean them up, and in my mind I keep thinking that the plant can be more dormant, not having to worry about the leaves on it. As I previously mentioned, I have had these plants for way over 10 years. I lost only one thru the years, but still have 5 of them, and they are gorgeous every summer.

    This is one taken just last week. It is in a pot, but cannot see it, because of the Sedums around it.

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