Fuchsia / Fuchsia
It belongs to the family oslinnikovyh Fatherland - South and Central America.
General description: Fuchsia is a bushy or ampelous plant with drooping bell-shaped flowers on long pedicels. Fruits - black berries.
Many varieties have been developed with double, double and semi-double flowers of pink, violet or red color. Fuchsia blooms profusely, even though individual flowers are short-lived. After flowering, fuchsia begins to shed leaves. Needs periodic pruning and nip. Leaves 2.5-5 cm in length have serrate margin. The stems and leaves of fuchsia have a reddish tint.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Fuchsia:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Humidity : Needs regular spraying.
The humidity of the air seems to be maintained by placing the pots on a tray with pebbles or expanded clay, which is constantly wetted.
Temperature condition : 18-20 ° С in the summer, in the winter period of inactivity at 8-10 ° С,
at least 6 ° C.
Soil : Drainage is useful. You can add petty gravel or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mash: 3 elements of clay-sod and 2 elements of peat land with the addition of 1 elements of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in two weeks fertilizer for flowering plants.
Cultivation : In spring, when soil is heated and using phytohormones, rooting cuttings are rooted.
Transplant : Transplanted in the spring, annually.
Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are woven over with a spider web), whiteflies (whitish or yellowish spots appear on the underside of the leaves).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
fuchsia graceful - fuchsia gracilis
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