How to Root a Mandevilla Plant


The mandevilla plant, a tender perennial vine, requires plenty of water during the warmer months. While it adapts to coastal conditions, the semitropical mandevilla is sensitive to the cold and needs to dry out during the winter months. Reaching up to 8 feet in height, the mandevilla produces rose-colored blossoms. One way to propagate the plant is by rooting cuttings.

Step 1

Wet the rooting end of the cutting with water and then insert in rooting hormone, covering about ½ inch of the stem in the rooting hormone.

Step 2

Fill the container with peat moss-based potting medium, such as equal amounts coarse sand and peat moss.

Step 3

Insert the cutting into the potting medium, straight down, several inches, rooting end first. Pat down the soil and water thoroughly.

Step 4

Keep at 70 to 75 degrees F in indirect sunlight, and lightly misted. It will take about a month to root.

Things You'll Need

  • Rooting hormone
  • Potting medium
  • Small pot


  • Washington State University: Houseplant Cuttings
  • University of Florida: Mandevilla Production Guide
  • New York State University: Mandevilla
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About this Author

Ann Johnson has been a freelance writer since 1995. She previously served as the editor of a community magazine in Southern California and was also an active real estate agent, specializing in commercial and residential properties. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University of Fullerton.