[Arid_gardener] Mandevilla Vine Problems
Tue, 07 May 2002 14:28:39 -0700
I consulted the Sunset Western Garden Book. I don't know which type you
purchased, but none of those listed are rated for the Phoenix metro zone . I
would try for a cooler microclimate, say an eastern or northern exposure. I also
would cut back on the water, which sounds overmuch even though this plant prefers
it regularly. They are subject to spider mite infestations.
Linda Guy, MG
> I bought a Mandilvilla vine at Home Depot in fall. It did beautifully, tons
> of constant blooms, and a lot of new growth. In the past week or two, it has
> taken a turn for the worst and is dying quickly. I have increased my
> waterings from one a week to every other day, and water slow and long. I
> gave it some superthrive, and mist it regularly. It is facing north, and the
> awning of my house provides it shade. What can I do to save this plant?
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