How to Grow And Care For Fuchsia Plants

Grow Fuchsia Plants


How to Grow And Care For Fuchsia Plants 


Do you want to grow Fuchsia plants in your garden to accentuate the overall beauty of the garden with beautiful and strikingly colored flowers of this tree? Do you have an extraordinary outside patio and you want to ornate it with flowers? If the answer is yes, then here are some outstanding ideas and tips to help you grow as well as care for Fuchsia plants.

Before going to start you must acquire a brief knowledge about these Fuchsia plants and its flowers so that it would educate you enough to take proper care of this plant. Fuchsia, an evening primrose family member, has approximately 100 species as well as almost 7000 diverse varieties now. Originating from South America especially Argentina, Chile and Mexico it crossed the country’s boundary and got warm welcome in Britain, New Zealand and many other countries as well. These plants are perfect for warm days of summer when temperature remains 60° to 70° Fahrenheit and it falls around 10° at night making the night cooler than daytime. If the temperature remains constant above 76° F, then Fuchsias plants may stop growing flowers. Though this is the mostly cultivated plant in the world it requires some basic guidelines to grow.

·   You have to plant this Fuchsia tree in bright and airy area in your garden where direct sunlight doesn’t fall. If you want to grow this plant in your patio keeping this plant in basket then place it keeping in mind above points because Fuchsia likes to grow in shades and can’t survive in the scorching heat of sun.

·   You need to water the plant regularly so that the soil remains moist.

·   You should feed Fuchsia plants with liquid fertilizer used for all-purpose in every 2-4 weeks. This fertilizing process should be started in the season’s last frost in spring and should be continued till the first frost of the year during fall. You must stop adding fertilizer 2 weeks before keeping the plant away for the chilly winter.

·   The Fuchsia plants yield flowers throughout the summer if you don’t let them turn into seed. You must remove all the dying flowers and formed berries to make the blooming process fast and smooth.

·   The first frost of the season or the end of September which knocks first you must trim all the grown branches into 6" long. Remove all leaves from the stems to make it prepared for the winter.

·   Remember Fuchsia plants need to be kept in shed where it will remain cool but not get frozen. It should get indirect sunlight and adequate warmth to grow. Don’t let the soil become dry.

·   Continue the above process till mid of March. After that you need to place it where it could get more sunlight and this time it requires more water.

·   If you notice new growth in terms of green leaves then change the basket.

·        Last but not the least is the proper usage of pesticides. The most common pest for this plant is Fuchsia gall mite. This pest spreads from plant to plant by creating web. If you notice it in your Fuchsia plants then burn those plants before they attack other Fuchsias.

I guess you got a nice brief on the Fuchsia plants. Hence follow these steps to grow Fuchsia in your garden or patio and enjoy its vibrant as well as unusual colors

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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

I absolutely love fuchsias, there are so many beautiful varieties, lots of useful information here thank you.

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