Fuchsias are very interesting and fairly common indoor plants. They are diverse in appearance, size and color of flowers. There are many hybrid fuchsia species with drooping bell-shaped flowers.
Fuchsia is mainly grown as a flowering potted houseplant. You can turn your plant into a small stem tree or leave it to grow with a bush. There are also ampel forms of fuchsia. Fuchsia blooms with terry, semi-double and non-double flowers. They can be white, pink, red and purple.
We form a shtambovy tree
Multiply fuchsia by cutting. Choose a well-rooted cutting (the variety should be vertically growing) and place it for the winter in a bright place. With the growth of fuchsia, remove all lateral shoots to the length you need. To the young tree did not bend, attach the trunk to any support, it is better to tie bamboo sticks to it. When the plant reaches the height you need, cut off the top of it. Side shoots tops form a "crown" of the tree. From the trunk also need to remove the leaves.
Fuchsia location in the house
Since fuchsia is light-loving enough, but it is afraid of direct sunlight, it is best suited to her western and eastern windows. You can put the green beauty on the north window, but there it will not bloom so abundantly. Keep the plant away from drafts. Poorly shifting affects fuchsia from place to place, it leads to the shedding of flowers.
Since fuchsia usually loses its leaves after a flowering period, many people think that it has died and throw it away. But you can put it in the winter in a cool place. In the spring leaves will appear on it again. Thus, this plant can be grown at home for several years. In order for new shoots to appear, on which leaves appear, you need to prune old shoots. Do not forget to pinch and cut fuchsia to give it shape, and also do it for better growth. In young plants pinch the tops of the stems to give branching. For flowering fuchsias, withered, withered flowers must be removed for the emergence of new flowers.
- Lighting. Fuchsia prefers bright sunlight, but not direct ultraviolet rays.
- Temperature It is considered the most acceptable not higher than 20 ° С, that is, moderate or slightly lower.
- Air humidity does not matter much for fuchsias. Only in the period of active growth need to spray leaves from time to time.
- Watering plentiful, and in winter moderate.
- Breeds summer and spring stem cuttings. It is good to use phytohormones for rooting cuttings.
- Transplanted fuchsia every year in spring.
Fuchsia pests and diseases
At low humidity, high temperatures may be affected. spider mite and whitefly. On ways to protect against harmful insects, read the articles "The General Favorite of the Monstera", "Pelargonium - fragrant geranium."
In addition to insects, you may encounter some other difficulties.
Leaf fallusually associated with a lack of water or light, as well as with warm dry air. Therefore, in hot weather, take the plant to the open air and spray more often.
Bud falldue to the same reasons as when leaf fall. You can add too abundant watering, as well as mechanical effects on fuchsia (rearrangement and even turning the pot).
With proper care, all this can be avoided.
If your fuchsia blooms for a very short time, you may also not follow the particular features of caring for it or feed you a little. But pereormka for her bad.
At low temperatures, brown spots with yellow edges may appear on the leaves before flowering. This is due to an overabundance of water in the soil.
Some flower growers consider fuchsia the most remarkable of the flowering indoor plants. This, of course, a matter of taste. After all, all people have their own individual sympathies. But with the fact that the fuchsia varieties are really elegant and beautiful, it is difficult to argue.