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Mandevillea Suaveolens climbing plant

Mandevillea Suaveolens climbing plantMandevillea Suaveolens is a fine climbing plant bearing very sweet white flowers in June. It is rather tender, and more suitable for the conservatory than the open air. It does not make a good pot-plant, but finds a suitable home in the border of the conservatory in equal parts of peat and sandy loam.

In pruning adopt the same method as for the vine or other plants which bear flowers on wood of the same year's growth. It is propagated by seed sown in heat, or by cuttings under glass.

Syringe the leaves daily during the hot season. A temperature of from 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit in winter, and from 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit in summer should be maintained. The height of the Mandevillea Suaveolens is about ten feet.