Tips to Maintain Fuchsia Plants

Post On: October 15, 2011
In: Garden

No one will ever question about the beauty of Fuchsia plants. This lovable plant is so notorious because of its abundant of flowers when the blooming time comes. You will be able to enjoy the shade perennials. Fuchsia plants come in many types of colors. Some of them are red, pink, white and purple. Fuchsia plants can generate foliage; meanwhile the flower is able to attract people in term of shapes and color. That’s why many cute animals like hummingbird, bees and butterflies are impressed with this plant. Fuchsia plants can be found in some part of US. Although such plant is not included as tropical plant, it cannot resist to extreme winter. It will be more practical if you can grow this plant in a container. You need to secure it when the winter comes by taking the container inside the house.  If you want to have fuchsia plants at home, you need to ensure that you can maintain them well. If you do not know on how to take care such plants, you may follow the tips below to maintain fuchsia plants.

Fuchsia Plants Garden

Fuchsia Plants Garden

The first thing to do when you want to cultivate fuchsia plant is finding the proper location. You need to make sure that fuchsia will get bright sun light but the radiance must be indirect. The soil must be in well drained condition. The best temperature to grow fuchsia plant is between 60 up to 70 F. If you plant it in the temperature more than 76 F, you will never be able to see any blooms. Watering the fuchsia plants regularly need to be conducted especially in this growing season. You need to water them at least once a week. However, if you find that the soil is dried, you may need to water it immediately. When it reaches dormancy season, you need to decrease the amount of the watering. But you should maintain the moisture level of the soil.

Flower of Fuchsia Plants

Flower of Fuchsia Plants

Fertilizer is also needed to make your fuchsia plants grow well and healthy. You need to give the fertilizer twice up to fourth time in a week when the spring or summer season comes. In the winter and fall, you should never give any fertilizer. One of the great fertilizers in market can be in the type of NPK fertilizer. It provides some important nutrients needed for the plants to grow well. When you are about to apply the fertilizer, you have to make sure that you have already understood about the dosage instruction and condition of the plants. If you do it in a wrong manner, you can damage the plants.

Fuchsia Plants

Fuchsia Plants

You may transplant the fuchsia plants every 2 years to a new container when this fuchsia is too overgrown. In the winter, you need to make sure the fuchsia plant can be located in a cool place. The great temperature for fuchsia at that time is ranging from 45 up to 50 F. The level of the watering must be decreased too, but you should let the soil get dried. You need to control its moisture. When the winter has over, you may locate the nice fuchsia plants its original place.

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