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Old 09-29-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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I'm having one of those moments...

I need help with a plant.

It's like a hibiscus, only it trails around a trellis.
Something like magvilla or bogavilla... I know neither of them are correct, but I was given 2 plants from a nursery that was going to throw them away. They are selling off their plants for the cold weather season
They are healthy & blooming.
VERY...VERY root bound. I need to transplant them.

The red bloom plant is almost 2 feet tall. Price tag says $16.95. Leaves are dark green & smaller.
The pink bloom plant is almost 4 feet tall. price tag on it says $36.95
Leaves are larger & hard/thicker than the other plant.

I want to try to save them, but I don't want to do the wrong thing.
It's a little hard to do that if I haven't a clue what they are called.

I do believe they are like a hibiscus.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:56 PM
 
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Your description is a little confusing so here are some pictures and info on 2 plants that I *think* you referenced, with funky spelling. I may not be even close but here goes:

Bougainvillea

Know your bougainvillea - East of Eden Plants Bougainvillea Guide

Tips on Taking Care of a Bougainvillea | Garden Guides

Mandeville

PlantFiles: Detailed information on Mandevilla, Dipladenia Mandevilla splendens

Mandevilla Culture Care And Winter | Plant-Care.com

Check out the associated pictures and see if either fit what your new plants look like. If these are not it, try and post a picture (which truly would be worth a thousand words if it is clear and show the whole plant).
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:32 AM
 
Location: rain city
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It sounds like you have 2 plants?

One probably a mandevilla, and the other a tropical hibiscus. I presume you want to save them through a non-tropical winter? And that they have outgrown their pots?

The only way to save these plants through a non-tropical winter is to keep them in a greenhouse. Bringing them into the kitchen will not work. They are unlikely to survive.

Tropical plants sold by nurseries for summer color cannot be well wintered over in a colder climate.

Consider them disposable. Buy new ones next year.

Or, if you are not in a tropical climate, do not buy tropical plants. They will be seasonal in your area.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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Talking Thank you

YEA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They are both Mandevilla's.
One is pink flowers with larger leaves.
The red one is much smaller with dark green leaves.

I just transplanted both of them last evening. Their roots were so exposed to the air. Lots of roots on top, not as much on the bottom.

What I read was to let them dry out in the Winter...is that correct ? Seems like they would die, but then that's what I do for the cactus/suculents (not watering only if needed)

I'm in the Midwest... but do have a plant room with over 100 cactus/succulents.
Also have several 4 foot plant lights.

Our Hibiscus we bring in every year, sometimes I cut them waaaaay back.
They are getting too big...AGAIN over 5-1/2 feet & in huge pots.
We've had these hibiscus over 12 years, so I'm doing something right with them.

Thanks again for the help.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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I'm so glad you were able to figure it out. It sure makes it easier when you want to take good care of a plant.

The hibiscus sounds like it is really robust, I'm so envious you've had one so long. A lot of plants go semidormant and don't grow much and don't need much water to get by and I think Mandevilla falls in that category. I just checked around and came across this helpful site that explains how to care for them when they come in for the winter: Saving Tropical Plants Over the Winter - The Homeowner's Column - University of Illinois Extension

While I love my garden, and my house is mostly what I wanted the one thing I don't have is a plant room/greenhouse. I'd love to be able to take in a few things for winter but I don't even have a proper window sill for plants and "J" isn't to keen on messing up the existing windows and walls to make them.

I'm trying to figure out logistics and temps in my basement as I have a southeast facing window down there.... I'm just afraid I'll forget to go down and water plants after a while. For now I'll have to live vicariously through you. Good luck with your two new treasures. Take pictures!!!
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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YEA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They are both Mandevilla's.
One is pink flowers with larger leaves.
The red one is much smaller with dark green leaves.

I just transplanted both of them last evening. Their roots were so exposed to the air. Lots of roots on top, not as much on the bottom.

What I read was to let them dry out in the Winter...is that correct ? Seems like they would die, but then that's what I do for the cactus/suculents (not watering only if needed)

I'm in the Midwest... but do have a plant room with over 100 cactus/succulents.
Also have several 4 foot plant lights.

Our Hibiscus we bring in every year, sometimes I cut them waaaaay back.
They are getting too big...AGAIN over 5-1/2 feet & in huge pots.
We've had these hibiscus over 12 years, so I'm doing something right with them.

Thanks again for the help.
Kudos to you- I have also over wintered tropicals in NY & Va with much success!
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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Thank you both very much.
Thank you so much for the IL extension info.
It rained a little this AM...so that will be it for the watering of the Mandevilla's

Hubby & I just brought all 3 Hibiscus in & both Madevillas this late afternoon. It's suppose to be in high 30's tonight & tomorrow night.
Our deck looks awful...so bare. No more big plants on it
Just 2 yellow garden mums in pots. That's it.

I will try to take pictures tomorrow of our plants. I should of taken photos today before we brought them in.
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