How to care for fuschia plants

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Fuschias have exotic-looking flowers; their two-tone colors are brilliant. The shape of the flower is quite unusual and they are quite delicate. They are perfect for hanging baskets. If cared for properly, this plant will produce an abundance of gorgeous flowers all summer long.

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Things you need

  • Pesticides
  • Healthy fuschia plant
  • Fertilizer

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    Make sure that there is no insect or disease damage. Check the point where the leaf meets the stem of the plant as this is a common place for insects to take up their abode.

  2. 2

    Hang or plant your fuschia in a semi-shaded area. They prefer cooler temperatures and not too much sun.

  3. 3

    Look for pests or disease. Rotate pesticides to assure you have killed off every kind of pest.

  4. 4

    Fertilize regularly. Every 2 weeks is a good standard. These plants need a great deal of nutrition.

  5. 5

    Limit watering and application of fertilizer in late summer so the fuschia plant will prepare for wintering.

  6. 6

    Bring inside before the first frost.

Tips and warnings

  • Too much sun or hot weather will weaken the plant and the flowers will not develop properly. Make sure there is adequate shade. Place basket in a cooler area if temperatures rise above 80 degrees F.

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