Prune Dipladenias: [Importance, Season, Tools, Considerations and Steps]

For flower lovers, dipladenia can be a great option as it reproduces a beautiful flower with vibrant colors.

Pruning is one of the care that needs to be implemented to keep it in perfect size and to ensure that it distributes its nutrients well.

It is a fairly simple task that can be carried out by anyone, even if they are not an expert gardener. But if you do not feel very sure of what you have to do, here we will give you the guidelines so that you carry out this mission without setbacks.

Why prune dipladenias?

The reasons that can lead you to prune a dipladenia are very varied and include:

3 Dipladenia Plants (climber) various colors in a 14 cm pot
  1. Clean the plant of all those parts that are in poor condition, either because they have fulfilled their objective or because they are sick.
  2. Allow nutrients to be distributed in a more balanced and concentrated way, which stimulates the progressive growth of the plant and helps its flowering to have better characteristics.
  3. Clear the inner part of the bush so that light and air penetrate more easily. This, in turn, contributes to good health.

When is it better to carry out dipladenia pruning?

It is best to apply the pruning when the plant is in a vegetative recess but is not far from starting its internal activity.

This time corresponds to the end of winter or the first days of spring, providing that there is no risk of frost.

In this way, you will be offering security to the plant and helping it to recover from injuries in a short time. This does not imply that if at a certain moment in another era there is a need to remove some part, it cannot be done.

Apply in case of withered or diseased areas that it is advisable to remove as soon as they are noticed. In the same way, when the birth of suckers occurs.

What tools should we use to prune dipladenia?

Dipladenias can be pruned with normal sized garden shears because their stems are usually not very thick.

GARDENA 8857-20 – Garden shears, maximum diameter 22 mm

These must be well disinfected, preferably with alcohol, and sharp so that the cuts are precise and clean.

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What considerations should we take into account when pruning dipladenias?

Dipladenia pruning can be of three types: maintenance, flowering and rejuvenation.Therefore, the first step will be to decide what type of pruning you are going to carry out in order to be clear about the points on which you will focus.

Peragashop – 3 white dipladenia plants pot 14 cm, evergreen and racian mandevia

It is also essential to prepare in advance the tools and the space where you will leave the waste to work in order.

How to prune dipladenia without damaging the plant?

Dipladenia can be subjected to different types of pruning depending on the objective you are pursuing.

maintenance pruning

It is the pruning that is carried out most frequently and that can take up the whole year, since the idea is to eliminate the parts that have no function within the plant.

Here it will be necessary to remove all the parts that are withered or diseased. They are easy to recognize because they are not bright green.

It also includes the flowers that have already given their time of life and that usually wither later.Suckers are another part that should be removed because they tend to consume energy without providing good structure.

Its location is between a stem and a bud. Ideally, the cut should be made precisely close to the stem, without damaging it, using an oblique direction. Finally, it is necessary to attend to the sprouts that generally come out at the base of the plant, near the root.

flowering pruning

It is the pruning that is carried out annually, preferably in spring, and that aims to improve the general flowering of the plant.

The idea here is to renew the general conditions of the dipladenia so that it is capable of producing new and beautiful flowers.

The first thing is to remove all the shoots that have already flowered in the past period. Their life time is over and they won’t bloom anymore.

If there are light or ventilation problems due to excess branches, it will be worth thinning out a bit to ensure a good flow of both elements. Due to the characteristics of this pruning, it is possible to apply it together with the maintenance pruning.

rejuvenation pruning

It is a pruning that is carried out so that the plant experiences new growth of its productive parts and does not lose its ability to flower.

To do this, the dipladenia undergoes a very intense pruning where at least 50% of its structure will be removed. It is important that the plant is in perfect health so that it is able to resist it.

Otherwise, it will surely die. In addition, it will be convenient to help her with the incorporation of subscribers and good environmental conditions. Dipladenia pruning is a simple action to carry out and, in return, will offer us very good results, so do not stop applying it.

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