Tropical Pink Vine Plant

Overview

The addition of tropical pink flowering vines to the home garden adds a splash of warm, yet soft color while infusing your space with an exotic sense of the tropics. Choose among a variety of species for the particular flower shape and cultural requirements your home landscape offers for a healthy garden with your desired visual impact.

Description

The bower plant (Pandorea jasminoides), also referred to as bower vine, is a tropical evergreen option for your garden that displays pink flowers. The pink to white blossoms with pink throats measure 2 inches in diameter and vine stems twine as they grow, according to the University of Florida IFAS Extension. Bower vines exhibit a fast growth rate and will reach up to a height of 15 feet within two growing seasons, flowering on and off all year long. Mandevillas (Mandevilla species) offer tropical pink flowering vine plants with a show of trumpet-like blossoms measuring 2 to 4 inches in width and evergreen twining stems, according to the Clemson University Extension. Mandevillas reach 15 to 20 feet in ascending height, flowering during summer and autumn.

Culture

Tropical pink bower vines thrive in full sunlight as well as moist soil rich in nutrients with good fertility, according to the University of Florida IFAS Extension. Grow in USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11. Grow tropical pink mandevilla vines in partial shade and well-drained sandy soil amended with humus, according to the Clemson University Extension. Mandevillas thrive in temperatures that remain above 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit before cold injury occurs.

Use

Grow tropical pink bower vines on a supportive structure like a wall or trellis in areas of your garden that are not blocked by the sun; grow these plants away from the shade of tree canopies and buildings. For mandevilla vines, grow on a trellis, frame or in hanging baskets in areas blocked by the sun, like a patio or near your home where excessive direct sunlight is not a problem. Prune during the end of winter or beginning of spring to promote new growth.

Mulch

Tropical pink flowering vines benefit greatly from the addition of organic mulch like compost, wood chips or pine needles. Surround your plants with mulch in a layer measuring 2 to 3 inches but maintain a mulch-free radius of up to 3 inches around the stem of your vine to prevent excessive moisture. Mulch helps retain necessary water in soil for your tropical climate plants and prevents the infestation of invasive weeds, according to the University of Florida IFAS Extension.

Options

Consider different varieties and species options when choosing your tropical pink vine plants to acquire the look you desire. For bower vines, choose the cultivar Rosea that displays flowers that are entirely pink, unlike some cultivars that display a white-hued lip, according to the University of Florida IFAS Extension. For mandevilla vines, consider Alice du Pont that offers clusters of solid pink blooms, or Splendens, which displays light pink blossoms with deeper rose-hued centers, according to the Clemson University Extension.

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About this Author

Tarah Damask's writing career, beginning in 2003, includes experience as a fashion writer/editor for Neiman Marcus, short fiction publications in "North Texas Review," a self-published novel, band biographies, charter school curriculum, and articles for eHow. She has a love for words and is an avid observer. Damask holds a Master of Arts in English and creative writing from the University of North Texas.