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Mandevilla splendens (Red riding hood)

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2m
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2m
Max spread
2-5 years
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Plant details

Botanical name

Mandevilla splendens

Other names

Red riding hood, Brazilian jasmine, Scarlet pimpernel, Dipladenia splendens, Dipladenia sanderi

Genus

Mandevilla Mandevilla

Species

M. splendens - M. splendens is a woody, evergreen climbing shrub (often grown as an annual) with narrow, pointed leaves and fragrant pale-pink flowers with rose-pink eyes in early summer.


Mandevilla splendens is: Evergreen

Habit

Branching, Climbing

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs

General care

Pruning

Pinch off tips of new stems to induce dense growth. In early spring before growth begins, prune by removing old, crowded stems and shortening others. Even if pruned almost to the ground, it will bloom the same summer on the new shoots.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Mandevilla splendens (Red riding hood) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Hanging baskets, Indoor, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant under glass in loam-based compost in full light and good ventilation, or outdoors in warm, sheltered frost-free spot. Needs to be moved inside over winter and reduce watering.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

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Botanical name

Mandevilla splendens

Other names

Red riding hood, Brazilian jasmine, Scarlet pimpernel, Dipladenia splendens, Dipladenia sanderi

Genus

Mandevilla Mandevilla

Species

M. splendens - M. splendens is a woody, evergreen climbing shrub (often grown as an annual) with narrow, pointed leaves and fragrant pale-pink flowers with rose-pink eyes in early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Branching, Climbing


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs

General care

Pruning

Pinch off tips of new stems to induce dense growth. In early spring before growth begins, prune by removing old, crowded stems and shortening others. Even if pruned almost to the ground, it will bloom the same summer on the new shoots.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Mandevilla splendens (Red riding hood) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Hanging baskets, Indoor, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant under glass in loam-based compost in full light and good ventilation, or outdoors in warm, sheltered frost-free spot. Needs to be moved inside over winter and reduce watering.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Mandevilla splendens (Red riding hood)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Spilostethus pandurus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Seed bug unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Mandevilla splendens (Red riding hood)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Spilostethus hospes

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Seed bug unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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