Dipladenia Vs Mandevilla: What’s The Difference?

Mandevillas are small shrubs with long stems and slender leaves. They grow up to 4 feet tall and have narrow, pointed leaves. Their flowers appear in clusters from May through September. Dipladenias are medium sized plants that grow up to 6 feet tall and have broad, flat leaves with many leaflets. Their flowers appear in pairs from April through July or August through October depending on the variety.

The difference between these two types of vines is their growth habit. Mandevillas grow upright along the ground while dipladenias tend to spread out and climb. Dipladenias do not require as much water so they need less space than mandevils. When growing dipladenias, it is best to keep them away from other plants that may compete for sunlight.

How To Grow A Dipladenia Plant In Containers?

Growing dipladenias in containers is easy if you follow some simple guidelines. First, choose a container that will allow your plant to spread out without being crowded. You want your dipladenia to have room to move around and stretch its branches out. Second, make sure there is enough light for your plant. If it gets too dark, the leaves start turning yellow and eventually die off completely. Third, don’t over water! These plants like dry soil. If you can easily pick up a container of soil and move it around without your fingers meeting, that’s about the right amount of moisture.

By keeping these three guidelines in mind, you should be able to grow a thriving dipladenia plant in your home.

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