cutting back roots on mandevilla
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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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