Native to Southern Brazil
Sun with midday protection from hot SMA sun
60 degrees F, frost will kill & will go dormant below 45 F
Pests and Problems:
Treat with insecticidal soaps
Well-drained soil, water about once a week, boost with water soluble fertilizer (no nitrogen)
A mandavilla is a tropical vine with pink, red, yellow or white funnel-shaped flowers, has a woody stem with tendrils that wrap around any support for climbing, and is an excellent landscaping screen with much height and little ground space. Wire or thin sticks are good supports. Most common variety in SMA is the Amabilis Alice Du Pont with fuzzy leaves and bright pink flowers: second most common is the Mandavilla Splendens with a dark glossy leaf. For a short, bushier and more floriferous plant, pinch shoots periodically. If used as a houseplant, prune to preferred size, place in high light, and permit the pot to be on the dry side. Cuttings taken in the summer will root within a few weeks. Dip cuttings in a rooting hormone.