How to water the sundaville
Sundaville is one of the most decorative plants on the market, with which gardens and terraces are colored and perfumed. It is particularly appreciated for the bright colors of the flowers ranging from pink to ruby red. The Sundaville with white flowers are also very beautiful and delicate. The Sundaville is an evergreen climbing plant, native to South America, of the Apocynaceae family which is characterized by its rapid growth and the luxuriant blooms that last over time. The plant flowers from April to the beginning of winter. The thick branches adapt to cover fences and pergolas, on which the trumpet-shaped flowers will develop. The leaves are green, pointed and rather smooth. The latter make it different from the Mandevilla plant, with which Sundaville is frequently confused. Sundavilla is a hybrid of the Mandevilla and, unlike this, it tolerates the sun and the heat. However it needs frequent watering and high humidity. Water should be given to the plant at least two or three times a week and the leaves should be sprayed every other day.
How to cultivate and take care of the sundeville
How to take care of Sundeville? Its cultivation is rather simple and involves few difficulties. The plant is grown inside pots, but it also adapts to growing on the ground. It prefers light soils, rich in organic substances, with peat mixed with coarse sand. Furthermore, to ensure that the plant does not rot, the soil should be well drained. To ensure drainage it will be necessary to arrange stone shards on the bottom of the vase. Sundeville repotting will have to be done every two years, or at least when the roots begin to come out of the drain holes. The plant will be planted in a vase a few centimeters larger than the previous one. To carry out the repotting it would be better to wait for the arrival of spring. It is advisable to irrigate the Sundevilla only if the soil is dry, as it is a plant that fears water stagnation. Pruning will favor the emission of new shoots and should be practiced at the end of flowering, shortening the old branches by at least 5 centimeters. In order for Sundeville to be able to climb on trellises and pergolas, it will be necessary to trim the tips.
How to fertilize the mandeville
Sundevilla fertilization should be done during the spring and summer months, and in any case during the vegetative growth period. The operation will be carried out regularly. The fertilizer will be administered to the plant every twenty days, making sure to add the irrigation water, to ensure that it is well absorbed from the soil, in the event that it should be a granule product. In fact, it is advisable to use liquid fertilizers for flowering plants, rich in nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, and all the other microelements which, although present in small quantities, are necessary for the plant to grow and develop. In addition, taking care of Sundaville does not take long. The plant fears frost, but manages to survive during the winter, only if the temperatures remain above 5 ° C. Otherwise you will have to provide to shelter them under arcades or in places where the temperatures remain around 14 ° C. The Sundaville will need special interventions in case it is attacked by parasites, to defeat which it will be necessary to procure specific products.
Sundaville: Exposure, diseases and possible remedies
The Sundaville prefer the luminous positions and must be exposed in full sun. Originally they were instead cultivated as apartment plants. Only then was it realized that the poor lighting did not favor the flowering of the plant, but only encouraged the production of lush foliage. However, they are plants that also like areas in partial shade. It is important that they stay away from drafts and copious rains. In winter, when temperatures begin to drop dramatically, it is advisable to repair Sundaville even from the cold, so that the roots do not freeze. Sundevilla is subject to various diseases common to other flowering plants, namely root rot, red spider and also cochineal. These diseases cause yellowing and the consequent fall of the leaves. What are the possible remedies? Both the spider and the cochineal can be removed manually with a cotton pad and alcohol, or by using specific acaricides. The attacks of the spider mite can be prevented by keeping the air humidity constant, that is by making frequent nebulizations on the leaves.