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Chilean jasmine
Plant Care Instructions By Julie Bawden-Davis

Vining Shrub featuring showy, unscented flowers that grace the garden in the summer months. Requires heat to bloom. Plant climbs by twining.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Prune

        Although established mandevillas rarely require pruning, if this plant became tangled and overgrown last summer/fall, you can cut it back to the ground and it will resprout in spring, filling out by summertime.

    • Protect

        When frost is predicted, protect potted mandevillas by bringing them indoors. Cover in-ground plants with sheeting or frost blanket.

    • Special requirements

        Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

  • February
    • Prune

        Although established mandevillas rarely require pruning, if this plant became tangled and overgrown last summer/fall, you can cut it back to the ground and it will resprout in spring, filling out by summertime.

    • Protect

        When frost is predicted, protect potted mandevillas by bringing them indoors. Cover in-ground plants with sheeting or frost blanket.

    • Special requirements

        Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

  • March
    • Special requirements

        Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy when available in the nursery and in bloom so you can choose desired flower color.

    • Plant

        Plant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

    • Fertilize

        Feed monthly from spring through fall with an organic fertilizer designed for blooming plants.

    • Water

        Water when the top one to two inches of soil has dried.

    • Mulch

        Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for spider mites and aphids.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Rinse off spider mites and aphids with a strong spray of water every day until the infestation is under control. You can also apply insecticidal soap according to package directions. Avoid future infestations of spider mites by wetting the foliage every two to three days.

    • Transplant

        Transplant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

    • Special requirements

        Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

  • May
    • Buy

        Buy when available in the nursery and in bloom so you can choose desired flower color.

    • Plant

        Plant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

    • Fertilize

        Feed monthly from spring through fall with an organic fertilizer designed for blooming plants.

    • Water

        Water when the top one to two inches of soil has dried.

    • Prune

        Established mandevillas rarely require pruning. Pinch the growth tips of young plants to encourage bushiness.

    • Mulch

        Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for spider mites and aphids.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Rinse off spider mites and aphids with a strong spray of water every day until the infestation is under control. You can also apply insecticidal soap according to package directions. Avoid future infestations of spider mites by wetting the foliage every two to three days.

    • Transplant

        Transplant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

    • Special requirements

        Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

  • June
    • Buy

        Buy when available in the nursery and in bloom so you can choose desired flower color.

    • Plant

        Plant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

    • Fertilize

        Feed monthly from spring through fall with an organic fertilizer designed for blooming plants.

    • Water

        Water when the top one to two inches of soil has dried.

    • Prune

        Established mandevillas rarely require pruning. Pinch the growth tips of young plants to encourage bushiness.

    • Mulch

        Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for spider mites and aphids.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Rinse off spider mites and aphids with a strong spray of water every day until the infestation is under control. You can also apply insecticidal soap according to package directions. Avoid future infestations of spider mites by wetting the foliage every two to three days.

    • Transplant

        Transplant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

    • Special requirements

        Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

  • July
    • Buy

        Buy when available in the nursery and in bloom so you can choose desired flower color.

    • Plant

        Plant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

    • Fertilize

        Feed monthly from spring through fall with an organic fertilizer designed for blooming plants.

    • Water

        Water when the top one to two inches of soil has dried.

    • Prune

        Established mandevillas rarely require pruning. Pinch the growth tips of young plants to encourage bushiness.

    • Mulch

        Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for spider mites and aphids.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Rinse off spider mites and aphids with a strong spray of water every day until the infestation is under control. You can also apply insecticidal soap according to package directions. Avoid future infestations of spider mites by wetting the foliage every two to three days.

    • Transplant

        Transplant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

    • Special requirements

        Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

  • August
    • Buy

        Buy when available in the nursery and in bloom so you can choose desired flower color.

    • Water

        Water when the top one to two inches of soil has dried.

    • Prune

        Established mandevillas rarely require pruning. Pinch the growth tips of young plants to encourage bushiness.

    • Mulch

        Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for spider mites and aphids.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Rinse off spider mites and aphids with a strong spray of water every day until the infestation is under control. You can also apply insecticidal soap according to package directions. Avoid future infestations of spider mites by wetting the foliage every two to three days.

    • Transplant

        Transplant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

    • Special requirements

        Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

  • September
    • Water

        Water when the top one to two inches of soil has dried.

    • Mulch

        Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for spider mites and aphids.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Rinse off spider mites and aphids with a strong spray of water every day until the infestation is under control. You can also apply insecticidal soap according to package directions. Avoid future infestations of spider mites by wetting the foliage every two to three days.

    • Transplant

        Transplant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

    • Special requirements

        Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

  • October
    • Water

        Water when the top one to two inches of soil has dried.

    • Mulch

        Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

    • Special requirements

        Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

  • November
    • Protect

        When frost is predicted, protect potted mandevillas by bringing them indoors. Cover in-ground plants with sheeting or frost blanket.

    • Special requirements

        Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

  • December
    • Protect

        When frost is predicted, protect potted mandevillas by bringing them indoors. Cover in-ground plants with sheeting or frost blanket.

    • Special requirements

        Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • April

              Buy when available in the nursery and in bloom so you can choose desired flower color.

            • May

              Buy when available in the nursery and in bloom so you can choose desired flower color.

            • June

              Buy when available in the nursery and in bloom so you can choose desired flower color.

            • July

              Buy when available in the nursery and in bloom so you can choose desired flower color.

            • August

              Buy when available in the nursery and in bloom so you can choose desired flower color.

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • April

              Plant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

            • May

              Plant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

            • June

              Plant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

            • July

              Plant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • Fertilize

              When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Feed monthly from spring through fall with an organic fertilizer designed for blooming plants.

              • May

                Feed monthly from spring through fall with an organic fertilizer designed for blooming plants.

              • June

                Feed monthly from spring through fall with an organic fertilizer designed for blooming plants.

              • July

                Feed monthly from spring through fall with an organic fertilizer designed for blooming plants.

            • Water

              Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Water when the top one to two inches of soil has dried.

              • May

                Water when the top one to two inches of soil has dried.

              • June

                Water when the top one to two inches of soil has dried.

              • July

                Water when the top one to two inches of soil has dried.

              • August

                Water when the top one to two inches of soil has dried.

              • September

                Water when the top one to two inches of soil has dried.

              • October

                Water when the top one to two inches of soil has dried.

            • Prune

              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Although established mandevillas rarely require pruning, if this plant became tangled and overgrown last summer/fall, you can cut it back to the ground and it will resprout in spring, filling out by summertime.

              • February

                Although established mandevillas rarely require pruning, if this plant became tangled and overgrown last summer/fall, you can cut it back to the ground and it will resprout in spring, filling out by summertime.

              • May

                Established mandevillas rarely require pruning. Pinch the growth tips of young plants to encourage bushiness.

              • June

                Established mandevillas rarely require pruning. Pinch the growth tips of young plants to encourage bushiness.

              • July

                Established mandevillas rarely require pruning. Pinch the growth tips of young plants to encourage bushiness.

              • August

                Established mandevillas rarely require pruning. Pinch the growth tips of young plants to encourage bushiness.

            • Mulch

              Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

              • May

                Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

              • June

                Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

              • July

                Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

              • August

                Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

              • September

                Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

              • October

                Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

            • Protect

              When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                When frost is predicted, protect potted mandevillas by bringing them indoors. Cover in-ground plants with sheeting or frost blanket.

              • February

                When frost is predicted, protect potted mandevillas by bringing them indoors. Cover in-ground plants with sheeting or frost blanket.

              • November

                When frost is predicted, protect potted mandevillas by bringing them indoors. Cover in-ground plants with sheeting or frost blanket.

              • December

                When frost is predicted, protect potted mandevillas by bringing them indoors. Cover in-ground plants with sheeting or frost blanket.

            • Pest/Disease Inspection

              What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Check for spider mites and aphids.

              • May

                Check for spider mites and aphids.

              • June

                Check for spider mites and aphids.

              • July

                Check for spider mites and aphids.

              • August

                Check for spider mites and aphids.

              • September

                Check for spider mites and aphids.

            • Treat for Pest/Disease

              How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Rinse off spider mites and aphids with a strong spray of water every day until the infestation is under control. You can also apply insecticidal soap according to package directions. Avoid future infestations of spider mites by wetting the foliage every two to three days.

              • May

                Rinse off spider mites and aphids with a strong spray of water every day until the infestation is under control. You can also apply insecticidal soap according to package directions. Avoid future infestations of spider mites by wetting the foliage every two to three days.

              • June

                Rinse off spider mites and aphids with a strong spray of water every day until the infestation is under control. You can also apply insecticidal soap according to package directions. Avoid future infestations of spider mites by wetting the foliage every two to three days.

              • July

                Rinse off spider mites and aphids with a strong spray of water every day until the infestation is under control. You can also apply insecticidal soap according to package directions. Avoid future infestations of spider mites by wetting the foliage every two to three days.

              • August

                Rinse off spider mites and aphids with a strong spray of water every day until the infestation is under control. You can also apply insecticidal soap according to package directions. Avoid future infestations of spider mites by wetting the foliage every two to three days.

              • September

                Rinse off spider mites and aphids with a strong spray of water every day until the infestation is under control. You can also apply insecticidal soap according to package directions. Avoid future infestations of spider mites by wetting the foliage every two to three days.

            • Transplant

              When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Transplant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

              • May

                Transplant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

              • June

                Transplant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

              • July

                Transplant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

              • August

                Transplant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

              • September

                Transplant in rich, well-draining soil in a warm location, such as near or against a south- or west-facing wall. Improve drainage by adding pumice at a rate of 20-30 percent. Avoid planting in low-lying areas. Plants do well in containers. Use a high-quality organic potting soil that has added pumice or perlite.

            • Propagate

              When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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              •  May
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              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Harvest

                When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Special requirements

                  Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • January

                    Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

                  • February

                    Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

                  • March

                    Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

                  • April

                    Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

                  • May

                    Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

                  • June

                    Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

                  • July

                    Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

                  • August

                    Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

                  • September

                    Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

                  • October

                    Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

                  • November

                    Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

                  • December

                    Plant requires a trellis, fence, arbor or other structure on which to grow.

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