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Mandevilla boliviensis

Mandevilla boliviensis is a woody vine from the Apocynaceae family of plants. It is native from Costa Rica to Bolivia, Ecuador, and Brazil. They also call it the White Mandevilla, Bolivian Dipladenia, or White Dipladenia.

Mandevilla boliviensis
Mandevilla boliviensis in West Los Angeles, California

The foliage is glossy, oval, and green. It usually will grow to 2m or 7ft high, though in its native regions it can reach 4m or 13ft tall. Mandevilla boliviensis flowers from spring into autumn. The flowers are white with a yellow throat, funnel-shaped, and grow in clusters. It does not tolerate frost, and in colder than tropical regions it becomes deciduous.

How to grow Mandevilla boliviensis:

Grow it in light shade from strong sunlight. Plant it in rich, fertile, moist but well-drained soil. It is generally disease-free and pest-free, however, watch out for whiteflies, spider mites, and mealybugs. Pinch the tips to promote it to be a bushier plant. Prune it in winter. Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings.

Mandevilla boliviensis
Mandevilla boliviensis

Other synonyms for Mandevilla boliviensis include:

Dipladenia bella
Dipladenia boliviensis
Mandevilla bella
Mandevilla pitteri

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