Mandevilla Aloha Petite White
Aloha Petite white is a brand new Mandevilla from the breeding efforts of NuFlora International. This plant presents masses of flowers that start out a blush-pink colour and transform into a beautiful, clean white. The smaller flowers are perfect for contrasting and complementing other colours from the range. Try Aloha Bright Pink or Aloha Forever Red! Aloha Petite White also has a neat and compact form, meaning it will fill a basket easily with lush foliage and plenty of flowers. Given nothing to climb upon, branches will cascade effortlessly, so keep this in mind when considering planting arrangement.
Plant them in compost-rich, free draining soil in ground or in a pot. To cover large areas, plant at intervals of 60-90cm. Plant them in full sun (or at least a sunny position) along wire mesh fencing, arbors, trellises or pergolas. If planting in a pot, we suggest a 30-40cm size and use high quality potting mix that offers reasonable moisture retention. Mulching recommended.
The Aloha series will perform best if the soil is kept moist however they are surprisingly drought tolerant and will handle a couple of weeks without irrigation. You will need to increase watering during those hot summer periods when evaporation increases.
Mandevilla enjoy a feed so use either a general purpose controlled release fertiliser in spring and autumn or use one of the many liquid feeds. You’ll be rewarded with denser, healthier foliage and increased flowering response.
Cut back to desired shape after flowering and they will even respond to a hard cut back. Best to do that before winter at the end of their flowering season. Depending on the climate, you may see the plant defoliate in whole or part. If this happens, remove any dead or yellowing leaves and await new season growth as the warmer weather returns.
Pests and Diseases
If you keep your plants healthy, you shouldn’t have any great problems with Mandevilla. You may see aphids on new shoots or red spider mite on leaves. These are easily managed and your plant specialist can give you advice on the best method to manage the problem. All in all though, Mandevilla are easycare plants that won’t cause you much trouble.
|Preferred Climate||Temperate, Tropical, Sub-tropical, Mediterranean|
|Tolerances||Coastal - Salt tolerant, Drought tolerant|
|Position||Full sun, Part shade|
|PBR Status||PBR Eligible|
|This variety may be registerable under the PBR Act, 1994. Growers should determine it's PBR status prior to propagation or undertaking other commercial activities.|