By Kathleen Mierzejewski
The fuchsia flower is a beautiful, exotic flower with striking two-tone colors. The fuchsia flower is quite unusual with regard to its shape and the fact that they are really delicate. These beautiful flowers are great just about anywhere in your garden. However, you will find fuchsia growing best in hanging baskets on the patio. Keep reading to learn care instructions for fuchsia plants.
Care Instructions for Fuchsia
If you water and care for your fuchsia flower the way you are supposed to, you will find that fuchsia will grow abundantly pretty much all summer long.
The care of fuchsias includes making sure that there are no insects taking over the leaves of the plant. There are insects that will damage the fuchsia, so fuchsia plant care includes checking the area where the stem and leaf meet because this is a very common place to find insects.
Fuchsia plant care also includes making sure they have the right amount of light. Plant or hang your fuchsia flower in a semi-sunny area. They much prefer temperatures that are a little cooler and don’t like a lot of sunshine.
Be careful during summer months because too much hot weather weakens the fuchsia plant. This will not allow flowers to develop fully. You want to give this touchy plant plenty of shade. Also, hang the hanging baskets in cooler areas if you have summer temperatures that reach 80 degrees F. or more.
Fuchsia Plant Care
The care of fuchsias also includes water during hotter weather, but do not over water them or their roots will rot. Make sure the pots they are in provide adequate drainage.
Fuchsia plant care also requires a regular fertilization. Proper care for fuchsias means fertilizing them about every two weeks. They require some good nutrition, but you should limit use of fertilizer during late summer. This is because around this time, the fuchsia flower is getting ready for winter.
When the weather gets colder, avoid the frost. Keep your fuchsia growing by taking them inside. You can hang them inside an enclosed porch area or even inside your home. You can keep your fuchsia growing all year long by wintering them indoors. Come spring, after the chance of frost, you can put them back outdoors and they will thrive and flourish in the right conditions.
Fuchsia plants are not hard to grow and in fact, you will find fuchsia growing quite abundantly in the right areas around your home. The hanging pots will over flow and hang down with beautiful flowers so long as you have provided the right kind of care.