Question From: m. billie - Dryden, Michigan, United States
Q: Is there any way to overwinter Mandivilla vines? Last year I brought the pots inside and tried everything but they dropped all the leaves & dried out. This year I've been misting and religiously watering to keep the roots moist but I see the same thing happening. Can they be put into an unheated garage like overwintering roses? I'm thinking the air in the breezeway is too warm. Any suggestions?
You may try to overwinter it in a dormant state. Water it well, cut it back to 10 inches and store it in a dark area, such as a basement, over the winter. Google how to overwinter a mandevilla for more tips. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy