Plants

Fuchsia

How, when and how much to water the fuchsia plant

Fuchsia is a plant belonging to the Onagraceae family. Native to areas of South America, there are approximately one hundred varieties of this shrub which can be deciduous or evergreen. The deciduous genus of this plant requires frequent irrigation during the spring and summer period, in correspondence with its vegetative period, while in winter the irrigation of the soil must be carried out very rarely, approximately every couple of weeks, watering which can be completely suspended in periods of rain. The evergreen fuchsia, on the other hand, will always need constant watering. The important thing, before irrigating the fuchsia soil, is to check the conditions of the soil: if this is wet under our finger then it will not be necessary to water the plant,

How to care for the fuchsia plant


Caring for the fuchsia plant is not difficult, as this shrub does not require special care. Small tricks will be enough and our plant will grow without problems. The ideal is to keep this shrub at a temperature between 15 ° and 18 °. To cultivate it at its best we will have to be very careful not to leave it in the cold during the winter season, as it is a shrub that does not tolerate temperatures below 8 °. If we do not want to buy this plant from the florist then we will have to get some fuchsia seeds that we will put in small jars full of soil, then we will water the soil and cover with film. When the first sprouts appear we can move our plant into a pot full of soil mixed with sand, in doing so we will have a soft and well-drained soil.

How and when to fertilize the fuchsia plant


The fertilization phase for the fuchsia plant must be carried out throughout the spring-summer period, starting in March and ending in September, adding fertilizer to the plant’s watering water every two or three weeks, in correspondence with the vegetative period of this shrub. After the summer we will no longer have to fertilize the soil of our plant as fuchsia enters a phase of vegetative rest, and in this phase it will be useless and harmful to fertilize the soil of this shrub. Before buying the fertilizer, make sure that it is rich in potassium and in addition to the main elements (such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) present in all types of fertilizer, it also contains all the microelements such as iron, copper and zinc ,

Fuchsia: Diseases and possible remedies for the fuchsia plant


Fuchsia is a plant that in order to grow healthy needs to be placed in sunny places, avoiding exposing it to direct sunlight. Just place our shrub on the veranda or behind the windows to make it receive a good degree of brightness it needs. The major diseases that our fuchsia can face are those related to an attack by red spider mites or lice. If the plant is attacked by red spider mites, we will notice that the leaves will turn yellow and dry out. To remedy this, just spray water on the plant and these mites will go away. Only in case of deeper infestations will we have to treat it with a specific product against mites. In the event of an attack by lice, we will notice small white insects on the leaves of our fuchsia.

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