Tuesday, March 27, 2012
My Troublesome Mandevilla
I just moved to Clarksville, TN at the end of February. The highs during the day were awesome so I put my plant outside. The lows were not supposed to get below freezing. It was a bit windy and the sun was pretty bright. After a couple days all of the new growth it had formed while being inside had died off. I either killed it, made it go dormant, or it's working under the soil on producing something. It is now the 27th and still nothing. I even cut the plant itself down to just the main stalks about 3 inches above the dirt to help focus energy in the stalks. I brought it back inside to see if it will give me something. I have some sprouts popping up in the dirt, 2 different kinds. I'm thinking I picked up some weed or grass since the pot was on a grassy area and people have been mowing their lawns. But perhaps the mandevilla decied to produce a new stalk??? I'm going to let them grow and see. I also added a little bit of dirt to the pot because it looked like the roots were getting near the top.