Mandevilla Plants
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Mandevilla

Anonymous added on August 16, 2011 | Answered

Have had plant for three years. I winter it over in basement, halogen lights on timer. Plant grows wild, no flowers. In late May, cut back and placed on deck. Facing east/south, strong and then dappled sun. Plant begins to kick in early August, yet still no buds or flowers. Have fertilized with liquid from QVC (where we got plant). Any suggestions?

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Nikki
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Answered on August 17, 2011

The fertilizer might be causing more leaf growth and less flower formation if it has a higher nitrogen content. You might want to try a fertilizer made for flowering plants (more phosphorus) and see if that helps. You could also try giving it a teaspoon of Epsom salts dissolved in a quart of water.

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