These splendid climbing plants, evergreen, are very appreciated for their fleshy green leaves and for their colorful abundant flowers and simplicity of its cultivation.
Its botanical name is Sander or Mandevilla splendens Dipladenia. Its name derives from the Greek “arch = double” and “Aden = gland” because of the presence of the two glands in the ovary.
The plant is native from Brazil (In Brazil it is also known as Jasmine) and Bolivia. It generally belongs to the family Apocynaceae Dipladenia including climbing plants or herbaceous perennial with a perceived probe originated from South American jungle where they grow up to 10 m high.
There are many species to be grown trough into the apartment, unless space is made available for their very extensive development.
Dipledania is appreciated for its very decorative leaves, colored in dark green, glossy, smooth, especially for its flowers colored in pink, red, white, depending on the species, trumpet-shaped, which bloom profusely throughout the summer, in the autumn being slightly scented.
Considering that it is a climbing plant, like lianas, we can not remember it needs support to have a perceived preordered. Because it does not withstand cold, they are pulled inside in the fall, where they continue to develop.
A reason is that the most beneficial for plant cultivation in pots is roomy.
Optimal growing temperatures should not fall below 12 º C in winter as a safety precaution; however, it is good to know that around 13 ° C it feels best and it is still the best temperature to be maintained during the winter when entering dormant. This indoor plant withstands high temperatures without any problems, likes light, but should avoid direct sunlight and drafts. In the summer it blooms profusely if shall ensure that the temperature does not fall below 18 º C.
They multiply by cuttings. In the spring of that year you should harm the branches, take cuttings of about 7 cm long; an oblique executed is a cut that will be a greater guarantee to give the root surface or to prevent standing water to accumulate on the surface. Involving in this process, you will use a sharp blade, clean and disinfected (not to transmit parasitic diseases).
The cuttings are placed in containers (or boxes for breeding) which were previously prepared in mixtures of peat and sand soil composed of equal parts.
After making ready the bowl covers it with a transparent plastic foil, which did not reach cuttings, thus ensuring a constant temperature.
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