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cutting back roots on mandevilla

Zone Shelbyville, KY | Anonymous added on October 18, 2019 | Answered

I want to overwinter a mandevilla. It is rootbound extensively. Can I cut the roots back along with trimming back the mandevilla?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on October 19, 2019

Yes, you can root prune it so it will fit better in the pot and add new potting soil as well.
Cut back the top growth to a more manageable size.

This article will explain how to overwinter your Mandevilla plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/mandevilla/winterizing-mandevillas.htm

There are several ways to resolve the problem of a rootbound plant. You can divide the plant, trim the roots back or repot the plant. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/root-bound-symptoms.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/mandevilla/mandevilla-plant.htm

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