Fuchsia / Fuchsia
Refers to the family of the descent Fatherland - South and Central America.
General description: Fuchsia - bushy or ampel plant with drooping bell-colored flowers on long pedicels. Fruits are black berries.
A variety of varieties with double, non-marble and semi-double colors of pink, violet or red color are shown. Fuchsia blossoms abundantly, although individual flowers are short-lived. After flowering, fuchsia starts to dump leaves. Needs periodic pruning and prischipke. Leaves 2,5-5 cm long have serrate margins. The stems and leaves of fuchsia have a reddish hue.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Fuchsia:
Illumination : Needs bright, but diffused light.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Humidity : Needs regular spraying.
The humidity of the air is similarly supported by placing pots on a pallet with pebbles or claydite, which is continuously moistened.
Temperature regime : 18-20 ° C in summer, in winter the period of inactivity is 8-10 ° C,
minimum 6 ° С.
Soil : Drainage is useful. You can add small gravel or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mix: 3 elements of clayey-turf and 2 elements of peat land with addition of 1 elements of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with fertilizer for flowering plants.
Breeding : In the spring in the soil heating and using phytohormones, rooting cuttings.
Transplant : Transplanted in the spring, annually.
Pests : It is affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are cobwebby), whiteflies (whitish or yellowish spots appear on the underside of the leaves).
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).
fuchsia graceful - fuchsia gracilis
fuchsia - fuchsia