Dipladenia is an extremely beautiful and tender potted plant, which is suitable both for growing in domesticas well as in garden conditions.
Also called mandevila, dipladeniyata is a special flower because it contains a poisonous milky juice in its stems, which in contact with the skin can caused acute allergic reactions and skin irritations. Therefore, if you want to admire its beauty, you must touch and handle it carefully and with gloves.
Dipladenia originates from southern Brazil. It is also found in Ecuador, Bolivia and Argentina. Its leaves are dark green with pointed ends. The colors are very delicate and beautiful, ranging from white to pink and dark cyclamen.
The beautiful flower blooms from the beginning of spring all the way to the end of autumn so will delight you with beautiful flowers and freshness throughout the warm season.
Dipladenia is a tropical plant and loves the heat. Light is important, but it should not be direct. If the plant is exposed too much to direct light, it deforms its appearance and prevents its normal development.
It is good to be placed in a place with patterned shade or light, but not under direct falling rays.
During the warm months, the temperature should be around 20-25 degrees, and in winter approximately 13-15. Dipladenia can withstand 10 degrees, but that's the absolute minimum.
Dipladenia is watered regularly and abundantly, but care must be taken not to waterlog the soil. Moisture should pass freely through the pot and not be retained. Otherwise, the plant rots.
It is good to ensure good drainage at the bottom of the pot. This can be done by clay balls in the soil or pebbles on the bottom of the pot under the soil.
Spray the leaves from time to time with a sprayer - dipladenia loves moist air.
Fertilize the soil every now and then. This flower loves minerals and nutrient-rich fertilizers. Fertilization takes place in the months from April to August. After reblooming, stop fertilizing as well.
Propagation is by cuttings in the spring. In mid-winter, around February, the plant is pruned and then the cuttings are separated.