Mandevilla - cut back to allow dormancy in house?

graywings123November 7, 2012

I did a search of threads on Mandevilla in this forum and didn't see this addressed, so:

I was given a bloom Mandevilla late in the season for Zone 7 Virginia. I now have it in the house and plan to let it go dormant. Should I keep it as is or cut it back? Will it bloom on these existing vines next summer?

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I've never heard of "cutting back to allow dormancy". Plants will become dormant if the temperature is low and/or they are suffering from drought. Pruning will not make any difference. Generally the right time to cut back is in the spring, if you have to, though with Dipladenias (Mandevillas) I find they need very little pruning. If I were you I'd leave it alone. The danger with autumn pruning is that you introduce disease when the plant is in a weakened state. Good luck. - Ian.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 7:33PM
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Thanks! I will just leave it as is, cut back on water and see how it goes.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 1:10PM
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