Mandevilla Plants
Q.

kick starting mandevillas

Zone Rome, NY zone 5a | uneasyriders added on March 13, 2016 | Answered

I live in New York state and the weather here doesn't get warm enough for my mandevillas until June, which doesn't give them time to grow and flower from being dormant for the winter. Can I put them under grow lights now to kick start them? And what kind would you recommend? I have them in my cellar and want to see if I can get them going so by June they will be ready for outdoors.

    A.
    A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on March 14, 2016

    Yes, you can give your Mandevilla a start before the weather warms enough to bring outdoors.
    Bring it into a bright location and wait for it to break dormancy. Do not introduce to much heat, make the transition gradual.
    When you began to see new growth you can began to resume normal watering.

    Here is a link with more information.

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

    00
    Was this answer useful?

    Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
    Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

    You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

    If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

    Looking for more?
    here are more questions about...
    Mandevilla Plants
    Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

    Do you know a lot about gardening?
    Become a GKH Gardening Expert

    Learn More