Water your plants immediately upon receipt from us. If it is not yet time to plant them, for whatever reason, do remove the packing and keep them out of the sun. Definitely do not allow them to dry out.
If you plan to plant up in hanging baskets, flower pots or planters, then these young plants are ideal. Make sure that the pot has holes in the base to supply adequate drainage and then layer the bottom of the pot or basket with broken crockery or gravel followed by a layer of fresh potting compost up to 3/4 of the pot. Remove the young plants carefully from their nursery pots and divide equally over the compost, keeping sufficient distance between plants (15-20 cm is about right). Fill up with more potting compost and press the root balls well in, and then pack the potting compost around the plants taking precaution not to damage the plants. Keep at least 2 cm free under the rim of the pot, then water immediately.
For the first few days, keep the plants in the shade so that they gradually become accustomed to outdoor temperatures. After 5-6 days they can be moved to your chosen place which should be in the sun. In summer place a saucer under the pot and fill it again when it is empty.
These plants will also feel at home in the border, add fresh potting compost to the plant hole. Recommended spacing between the plants should be about 15-20 cm. Water immediately after planting.
Chilean Jasmine - Young Plants - Young PlantMandevilla
This exotic plant is exceptionally free-flowering and is easy to maintain.
This patio favourite will produce a fabulous wealth of flowers until autumn. This plant will even feel at home in the conservatory or living room.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreWater the young plants only when the soil feels dry. Young plants are fast growers, so whilst they are growing and in flower, feed them once or even twice every two weeks with fertiliser for flowering plants.
Encourage new buds with regular deadheading. When all flowers have passed, prune back vigorously to 2/3 or even 1/2 of the plant. The plant will then regrow and flower too.
Getting through the winterThese plants in large planters on the patio can be overwintered. Stand them, pot and all, somewhere frost-free - an unheated bedroom is suitable. Evergreens need light but plants that lose their leaf can be stored in the dark. Water them regularly but sparingly (once every three weeks should suffice). When all chance of frost is passed they can go outdoors again. Pot them up into fresh potting compost, water and feed with fertiliser for flowering plants.
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Latin name Mandevilla Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 100% Growth and Flowering guarantee Color Red, White, Pink, Yellow Light preference full sun , partial sun , full shade Scented deliciously scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period June - November Growing height 150 - 200 cm