• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; twining stems reach 6 to 8 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Tropical Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Blooms from spring until first frost.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:man-de-VIL-le-a san-DER-i
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:21 - 24
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; twining stems reach 6 to 8 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Blooms from spring until first frost.
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasWith a little pruning, you can shape this vine to your own preference. Great for foundation planting in very warm climates or as a filler between upright flowering shrubs and foliage plants. Ideal in a hanging basket, draped over low walls and off edges of raised planters for a lush cascade of foliage and blossoms. Perfect on a porch, terrace or balcony.
    Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. During the warm season, water regularly but do not over water during flowering period; leaves will drop if too dry. Water sparingly in winter to avoid cold, wet soil. Apply fertilizer in spring. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.