General Info on Mandevilla

Mandevilla / Dipladenia are easy to care for, bloom tirelessly until the first frost, and look gorgeous. They are real miracle flowers! You'll find information on their attributes, application, and availability here. Please also see our tips on selecting and caring for mandevilla!

Two mandevilla "Rubiniana" / Mandevilla x amabilis
Two mandevilla "Rubiniana" / Mandevilla x amabilis


The first mandevilla came from South America to Europe in 1861 and by 1900, were already popular indoor plants for winter gardens/conservatories, etc.. Since about 2000 they are experiencing a renaissance, especially in outdoor use. The newly created hybrids are easy to care for, especially because of excellent water retention (storage root), heat tolerance, and a long flowering period. Unlike clematis and rose, mandevilla are suitable for hot southern walls. They have excellent potential when it comes to representative detailed / partial greening at entrances of residential houses and shops, on balconies, terraces, pillars/columns, in winter gardens (interior greening), etc... The funnel-shaped white, pink, or red flowers are present from May to the first frost. But be aware: shoots and leaves contain a white, inedible (and poisonous!) rubbery sap. 


Mandevilla can easily be shaped to a new growth habit -- you will find more information on that in the next section. The forms that are most interesting for facade greening have twining shoots and grow slowly. You might need material to bind and tie the mandevilla.

Plants per Pot

Several mandevilla can share a single pot... the number of mandevilla will determine the price. At FassadenGrün two versions are available for most mandevilla: the slightly pricer version has a growth that is more compact and a higher flowering capacity. This mandevilla will guarantee a full-blown flowering in the year it is bought; either there will be a particularly strong, branching plant in the pot, or alternatively, several medium-sized plants will share the same pot. The other less compact version is a good choice when it is placed in a heated winter garden where it can grow over the years.


In addition to the number of plants, the size of the pot and the height of the plant also determine the price. The more expensive variant has already formed more roots in the large pot, is better branched, and will flower more abundantly. But, it also had to stand in the greenhouse for weeks or months longer before being sold! If you plan on hibernating your mandevilla, a small plant will suffice, which in later years and in the large pot will flower no less abundantly than its pricier sister!

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Botanical Aspects

Leaves, flowers, storage roots, branching, twining, etc.. can be seen here in detail.

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Available Styles

Depending on the variety, growth habit and duration, and the use of growth inhibiting chemicals, mandevilla are available in the following forms: tuft, hanging basket, with a stake, two stakes, one or two arches, with a trellis, or a pyramid as support.

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Mandevilla can be used in many ways: see here some photo examples. We sell an assortment of mandevilla that are best suited for greening facades.