Are Mandevilla Flowers Toxic?

Save

Mandevilla vines (Mandevilla spp.) produce bright trumpet-shaped flowers in a variety of colors. While the beautiful blooms may add a pop of color to your garden, they are considered mildly toxic if eaten either by people or pets.

Don't Eat Mandevilla Flowers

  • Mandevilla vines grow in the warm climates of U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11. The somewhat drought-tolerant vines are in the Apocynaceae, or dogbane, family. Members of the dogbane family are all toxic, in varying degrees, to people and animals. All parts of the vines, including the flowers, are considered mildly toxic if eaten. You might experience symptoms like mild indigestion if you eat mandevilla flowers.

Handle Mandevilla Flowers with Caution

  • Mandevillas produce a milky sap containing an unknown toxin that can irritate your skin. You'll only encounter the sap when trimming the plant or if you bruise any parts of it, so wear gloves to avoid touching the sap. Stop the flow of this irritating latex sap with a powdered rooting hormone when replanting cuttings from a mandevilla, which will also encourage your new plants to flourish.

References

  • Photo Credit JillLang/iStock/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • Is Scarlet Mandevilla Deer Resistant?

    Mandevilla sanderi is an evergreen vine also called Dipladenia splendens. Brazilian jasmine is its common name. Named cultivars ‘Red Riding Hood’ and...

  • Are Mandevillas Annuals or Perennials?

    Mandevilla is a woody vine, native to Central and South America. It is a tender perennial, hardy in USDA Zones 9 through...

  • Is Clematis Toxic?

    Several hundred species of clematis plants, also known as virgin's bower, grow around the world. These vines may be found as native...

  • How to Grow a Mandevilla

    Plant mandevillas (*Mandevilla spp.*) anywhere you need to add a bright splash of color. This striking tropical plant, also commonly called *dipladenia*,...

  • How to Plant Mandevilla Plants

    Mandevilla plants are woody vines with large, shiny dark green leaves. They are native to tropical areas of South America. Mandevilla plants...

  • What Trellis Plant Is Not Poisonous to Dogs?

    Pet lovers welcome their dogs into the garden. Dog-loving gardeners train their pets to be well behaved additions to the home gardening...

  • How to Care for a Mandevilla Vine

    Mandevilla (Mandevilla spp.) is a genus of tropical flowering vines native to Central and South America. Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture...

  • How Do I Care for My Dipladenia Plant?

    Even in cool northern climates, dipladenia (Mandevilla sanderii) brings the tropics home. Evergreen and thriving in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness...

Related Searches

Check It Out

How to Make a Vertical Clay Pot Garden

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!