On Nov 20, 2009, mjsponies from DeLand/Deleon Springs, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
Full (summer) sun is too much for it here in Florida but given some mid day protection it's happy, and keeps the darker green leaves. November now and it's putting out bunch of buds and flowers. I started hitting it with bloom buster around the middle of October as it's a winter bloomer here.
On Nov 7, 2006, servicegenie from Brookshire, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
This Yellow Mandevilla, Urechites lutea has lived for 10 years on a patio in Houston, Texas, no protection other than the building & 5 ft fence around the patio. It stayed green & healthy until I moved into a house & planted it on the south side, full Houston sun caused leaves to be yellow-green instead of the old dark green.
On Jul 12, 2006, GD_Rankin from San Antonio, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Despite what the information that came with this plant said, (light = full sun) it did not do so well in "full sun" here in south Texas this summer. It required a good deal of watering each day to keep it healthy and still wilted in the late afternoon sun.
After moving the plant to a shaded area where the only direct sun it receives is a few hours in the early morning, it seems to be doing very well and is much happier there. It is a beautiful plant and continues to bloom with much less care in it's new location.
I would not consider this one to be "Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping" but if you have less heat than we do here or a shaded area, it's a very nice and colorful addition.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Hayward, California Stockton, California Bartow, Florida Big Pine Key, Florida Cypress Lake, Florida East Palatka, Florida Greater Northdale, Florida Homestead, Florida Indian Harbour Beach, Florida Largo, Florida North De Land, Florida Oldsmar, Florida Palm Coast, Florida (2 reports) Port Charlotte, Florida Southeast Arcadia, Florida Cartersville, Georgia Fruit Hill, Ohio Houston, Pennsylvania Brookshire, Texas Corpus Christi, Texas Houston, Texas Rowlett, Texas San Antonio, Texas (2 reports)