- Ø 9cmDipladeniaDipladenia Pink£5.25Stock 42Dipladenia is a lovely indoor plant with deep green, shiny foliage and gorgeous deep pink trumpets from June until October. This plant flowers all... Learn More
- Ø 9cmDipladenia RedDipladenia Red£5.25Stock 49Summer flowering Dipladenia is a spectacular indoor bush with gorgeous deep green, shiny foliage and trumpet-shaped brilliant red flowers. It a... Learn More
- Ø 9cmDipladenia WhiteDipladenia White£5.25Stock 13Tropical Dipladenia is a spectacular indoor bush with fabulous deep green, shiny foliage and trumpet-shaped white flowers with a hint of pink with... Learn More
- Ø 9cmDipladenia collection 3 x 1£12.95Only 9 leftDipladenia collection consists of 3 dipladenia plants in red, white with a hint of pink and deep pink. Because of its compact habit they're... Learn More
Dipladenia or Mandevilla? That's the question
They are very often confused with each other because the shape and colours of the flowers on both plants are very similar. Nonetheless, there are distinctive differences between the two exotic plants.The Mandevilla is a longer viney plant suitable for growing on a trellis and Dipladenia is smaller, more shrub-like and full of flowers. The leaves are smaller and not as leathery as Mandevilla and Dipladenia doesn't vine as much either.
Both plants are at their best when planted in a conservatory or greenhouse border. They will flower best in full sun, but will tolerate partial shade.
For steady production of flowers, transplant your Dipladenia into a slightly bigger pot, too large a container won't harm it but it will spend more energy producing roots and top growth at the expense of flowers, so you may see fewer flowers until the roots have reached the bottom of the container.
Don't cut the plant back, or you will miss out on next season’s flowers.