How to Grow Mandevilla from Seed
The Mandevilla is a genus of tropical and subtropical flowering vines in the family Apocynaceae, these plant species are native to South America, Central America, West Indies, and the Southwestern United States. Many species are said to also originate from the forest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Mandevilla plant grows as a vine producing an abundance of flowers.
These flowers range in colors from red, shades of pink, white and yellow, Mandevilla can be grown or planted directly into the ground from a grower’s pot, clippings, or seeds. Below we will be looking at how to grow Mandevilla from seeds so you can add that tropical look to your garden area.
When seeking to grow Mandevilla from seeds the seedpod should remain on the plant to dry before removing them. Once the seedpods have dried they will turn a brown color and begin to split. The seeds will look somewhat like the seeds of dandelions, an option you can take is soaking the seeds in water for ten to twelve hours before sowing which will give good results.
The planting location
The seeds should be installed in an area that gets bright indirect sunlight, the Mandevilla is a tropical to subtropical plant that loves the full sunlight once the plant is established and reaches maturity.
The soil type
Mandevilla requires soils that are sandy and well-drained, to build your soil it is also good to add organic material such as peat moss.
How to plant the seeds
The seeds of the Mandevilla vine should be planted shallow not deeply in order for germination to take place, the seeds should be covered slightly with soil.
Mandevilla doesn’t like wet feet or soil that is water-saturated which can lead to rot, soak the soil thoroughly and then allow the soil to dry out somewhat between watering.
Within four weeks or there about the seeds should germinate.
when and how to fertilize
Once the seeds have germinated fertilize with a light application of 20-20-20, once your Mandevilla matures fertilize every two weeks in the spring and in the summer. Read and follow the manufactures direction for the best results.
The final word on growing Mandevilla from seed
The Mandevilla plant is so beautiful, this tropical beauty will give you a taste of the tropics with its flower bloom that is a show stopper so if your desire is to create a garden paradise then I suggest adding the Mandevilla plant. You will be happy with the results as this plant goes to work for you giving you a taste of paradise.
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