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 terry, non-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 long have serrated margins. 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 continuously moistened.
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 hash: 3 elements of clay-sod and 2 elements of peat land with the addition of 1 elements of sand.
During 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 the 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 elegant - fuchsia gracilis
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