Asked on Jul 10, 2016

How do I make my mandevilla grow onto the trellis ?

Asha Ravada
by Asha Ravada
Hello all,
I would like some advise on how I can train my mandevilla to climb the trellis. I have tried pinching but it still does not climb up- it is producing lots of blooms though!
Please help.
  15 answers
  • William William on Jul 10, 2016
    Pinching the flowers only makes it produce more flowers and bushier. Provide a trellis to support its vigorous, twining stems and to show off those glorious mandevilla flowers. Use soft plant ties or florist's wire to hold each mandevilla vine in place. Tie the vines loosely so that you don't restrict growth. You may have to re-tie your plant as it grows.
  • Whe1955349 Whe1955349 on Jul 11, 2016
    Stop pinching it and let it begin to trail. I use twist ties to help hold runners in place but dont twist too tight.
  • Mor2666263 Mor2666263 on Jul 11, 2016
    Find the trailing vine and carefully twist it to the twine and attach the twine to a post 6 foot high it will climb that twine
  • Asha Ravada Asha Ravada on Jul 11, 2016
    Thank you very much everyone! - I will share pictures once it begins to trail :-). Have a great day!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 11, 2016
    I use the green velcro type. It is less damaging then some of the wires. Attach to the trellis from the back to train the plant.
  • Linda St. Laurent Linda St. Laurent on Jul 11, 2016
    First, be sure that you actually have a Mandevilla vine and not it's sister plant Dipladenia Dipladenia is in the Mandevilla family but has a decidedly different growth pattern. Mandevilla vines climb up vertical structures to seek the canopy light. Dipladenia is a bushier plant whose stems grow down and hang. I have both. My Mandevilla Vine took off on it's own with the support of a trellis. My four Dipladenia (which I just discovered this Spring) are lush, bushy and although having long tendrils, they do not grab on to any support, but make beautiful hanging baskets. Hope this helps!
  • Kwj6385987 Kwj6385987 on Jul 11, 2016
    It looks like it is a bush, not a vine. I don't see the trailing vine. Have to make sure you have bought the 'vine' plant.
  • Asha Ravada Asha Ravada on Jul 11, 2016
    Ohh- I had no clue that there were two kinds- I will check my info card that comes with the plant( if I still have it :-( ) . Such a bummer - Anyways , Thank you sooooo much Linda and Kwjehn! Asha
  • Bab6733843 Bab6733843 on Jul 11, 2016
    Weave the ends could use some twisty ties til grows
  • Barbara C Barbara C on Jul 11, 2016
    Don't pinch off this plant. You might be pinching off runners for the vine.
  • Bernadette Staal Bernadette Staal on Jul 11, 2016
    tie it up with pieces of old panty hose (stockings) or strips of an old T Shirt, once it becomes established it should gradually start to weave it self around its self or the trellis - some plants just need a helping hand. Let the plant grow long stems and then with your help it will do its magic.
  • Mike Greenberg Mike Greenberg on Jun 07, 2017

    Does it make a difference if I put the trellis in front of or in back of the mandevilla plant?

  • Gra33539227 Gra33539227 on Jun 02, 2018

    How long will it grow?

  • Connie Fulbright Connie Fulbright on May 31, 2020

    Hello. I just bought a pretty bushy mandevilla which I've planted in the ground and placed a trellis behind the plant. It has about 10 long trailing vines and I've tried to wind them around the trellis. Can I prune the middle of the plant in order to make it look more like a climber and not so bushy in the middle? Thank you!