Summer Bell Velvet Red Mandevilla
Mandevilla 'Summer Bell Velvet Red'
Summer Bell Velvet Red Mandevilla in bloom
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 6 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 9a
Other Names: Dipladenia
This evergreen, twining vine produces large, velvety red trumpet flowers from spring until fall; a lovely choice for indoor containers and trellises; prefers part shade
Features & Attributes
Summer Bell Velvet Red Mandevilla features bold scarlet tubular flowers with gold throats along the branches from late spring to early fall. Its glossy pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year.
This is a multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Summer Bell Velvet Red Mandevilla can be expected to grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.