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Mandevilla hybrida Red Fantasy

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Mandevilla hybrida Red Fantasy TBA

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Climbers, Shrubs Climbing / Twining, Shrub Like

Red Fantasy is the first of its type that stays true to colour. Apart from its beautiful crimson red flowers, it has an excellent branching habit that allows the plant to produce many flowers. This feature makes Red'/ Fantasy unique. Sun Parasol Classic plants are generally used as small shrubs when grown under full sun conditions, or as a climbing plant when grown under filtered light. This makes Sun Parasol Classic plants the most versatile of all the Sun Parasol types. Sun Parasol Classic plants make the most stunning hanging baskets as well.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Climber / Creeper, Courtyard, Feature, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Mealy Bugs, Scale

Cultural Notes: Performs best when exposed to full sun conditions. Plants may lose some or all leaves when exposed to cold (< 10ºC) and frosty conditions, but will regrow in the Spring. Water adequately but not excessively, Sun Parasol prefers the soil to be kept on the dry side, rather than too wet. Prune as required to maintain shape. Due to the large amount of flowers produced by Sun Parasol plants, they require a regular application of fertiliser. Use a high-nitrogen fertiliser. For plants growing in containers, apply fertiliser every two weeks; for plants growing in the ground apply fertiliser monthly.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Apocynaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate