Moving a Mandevilla

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I am moving and am having trouble figuring out how to fit my Mandevilla in my car. It is in a plastic, wide planter that is attached to a lattice on which it has grown. I'm going to try to fit all of this in my car vertically, but we can't lay it down in case we spill dirt, and we have a lot more to pack. One idea I had was to detach the lattice and cut the mandevilla at the bottom. Would this damage the plant? Or would it grow back on the lattice once I get to my destination. It is just a 4 hour drive, it wouldn't be sitting in a hot car. Does anyone else have any advice?
 
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I am moving and am having trouble figuring out how to fit my Mandevilla in my car. It is in a plastic, wide planter that is attached to a lattice on which it has grown. I'm going to try to fit all of this in my car vertically, but we can't lay it down in case we spill dirt, and we have a lot more to pack. One idea I had was to detach the lattice and cut the mandevilla at the bottom. Would this damage the plant? Or would it grow back on the lattice once I get to my destination. It is just a 4 hour drive, it wouldn't be sitting in a hot car. Does anyone else have any advice?
Pruning will not harm the plant. My wife prunes hers up to 2/3rds so as to bring it inside each winter.
 
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I am moving and am having trouble figuring out how to fit my Mandevilla in my car. It is in a plastic, wide planter that is attached to a lattice on which it has grown. I'm going to try to fit all of this in my car vertically, but we can't lay it down in case we spill dirt, and we have a lot more to pack. One idea I had was to detach the lattice and cut the mandevilla at the bottom. Would this damage the plant? Or would it grow back on the lattice once I get to my destination. It is just a 4 hour drive, it wouldn't be sitting in a hot car. Does anyone else have any advice?
Greetings, welcome to the Forums.

You could always put a plastic bag around the pot to prevent spilled potting soil, or at least to keep it off the upholstery.

Yes you could also prune the plant, though any drastic pruning the plant is removing much of what you paid for.
It would better to buy a smaller plant, than a large one that you seem able to transport or have delivered.
 

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