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Old 10-15-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Wherever I am
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I could really use some help! I bought this BEAUTIFUL shrub-like plant over the summer, and there were no care instructions for it. I'm pretty sure she's a dipladenia, not a mandevilla since she's more like a bush or shrub than a vine type plant. So we survived the summer just fine. It's the winter I'm now worried about.

I'm having a very hard time finding any information on caring for her, as far as what I should do with her now that it's starting to get cold. I know I need to bring her inside...but do I need to prune her, or just let her do her own thing? I really want her to survive the winter because I just love her so much!!
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz Xoxocotl√°n, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Hello ~ I found this item from another forum by googling, so can't take credit for it. It makes sense, though. Several different sources said to mist the plant daily. So, if you had it indoors for the winter and provided humidity & light, it would duplicate the conditions described below.

" ...during the winter, it lives in a heated greenhouse with plenty of light. When I first bought the plant, the care instructions were very sparse and I couldn't find much info on overwintering them so I emailed the breeder of them - the reply was it needs to be kept at a minimum of 10 degrees C over winter and kept on the dry side and increase the watering once new growth begins to appear."
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:49 AM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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You can take her or a part of her to a nursery (preferably where purchased) & someone there will inform you. Or search online.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Wherever I am
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Hello ~ I found this item from another forum by googling, so can't take credit for it. It makes sense, though. Several different sources said to mist the plant daily. So, if you had it indoors for the winter and provided humidity & light, it would duplicate the conditions described below.

" ...during the winter, it lives in a heated greenhouse with plenty of light. When I first bought the plant, the care instructions were very sparse and I couldn't find much info on overwintering them so I emailed the breeder of them - the reply was it needs to be kept at a minimum of 10 degrees C over winter and kept on the dry side and increase the watering once new growth begins to appear."

Thanks! I'll try that and see how it goes!
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