Looking for an easy climbing or trailing plant that will make a statement this summer?! Mandevillas are the perfect choice! They are low maintenance but will grow up a trellis and bloom the most gorgeous flowers all summer long! I can usually find mandevillas in our area for $12-$30 depending on their size. They grow super fast and really require minimal maintenance all season long.
I started by picking up a trellis from our local hardware store. Depending on the size of your planter will determine the size of your trellis. You will want a large enough planter to support your trellis and growing vine so keep this in mind when choosing! They had planters on sale when I went so I scored a large wooden planter for about $11!
I didn’t love the color options of the available trellises so I picked up a can of basic black spray paint. I placed it in a plastic nursery pot with some soil to support it and gave it a few coats of black spray paint.
Once you have your wood trellis spray painted, go ahead and place it in it’s permanent pot. Then you can start your mandevilla transplant!
I started by planting my mandevilla in the planter and then tying the vines up along the trellis. You can do so by weaving the vines through the trellis if they’re long enough to do so. If not, I also use a plant Velcro to keep the vines in place and train them as they grow.
I highly recommend planting your mandevilla outside but make sure to research your planting zone for ideal locations. Mine generally stay outside but because I was overwintering this one, I did snap the photos while it was inside.