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Weekend Plantidote 2012-09-08

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madevilla

mandevilla Sun Parasol Pretty Crimson

madevilla


Mandevillas are native to Central and South America. They need plenty of sun and water. I try to refrain from buying plants that are tender perennials (this is a zone 10 plant), but at $2.50 it said "buy me". Oh well, that's why the goddess made greenhouses!

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