Growing Mandevilla In Pots
Mandevilla is a flowering perennial shrub commonly grown in United States Department of Agriculture zones 9 to 11. It is grown as a potted or container-grown specimen outdoors, and as an annual indoors. Mandevilla is renowned for its bright, showy flowers that burst open to reveal a yellow interior. To grow mandevilla in pots, there are a few things that you will need to pay attention to.
- Mandevilla plant
- Pot with drainage holes
- Potting soil
- Gravel or stones
Steps To Grow Mandevilla In Pots
- Choose a pot that is large enough to hold the mandevilla. A pot that is 8-10 inches wide and 10-12 inches deep is ideal.
- Cover the drainage holes of the pot with a layer of gravel or stones.
- Fill the pot with a high quality, well-draining potting soil. Avoid using regular garden soil.
- Set the mandevilla plant in the pot and fill in around its roots with the potting soil.
- Water the soil thoroughly.
- Spread a thin layer of mulch over the top of the soil to retain moisture.
- Fertilize the mandevilla every 2-3 weeks with a liquid fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the package for best results.
- Water the mandevilla as needed to keep the soil moist. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out slightly between watering.
Growing mandevilla in pots is an easy and rewarding task. By following the steps above, you can be sure that your mandevilla will thrive and bloom for many years to come!