Top Questions About Fuchsia Plants

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Questions About Fuchsia Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 20, 2017

Q. Fuchsia

I have 2 Ballerina fuschsias and the both have woody stems. What can I do to get them to grow again?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 20, 2017
Certified Expert
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Pruning them back by about 1/3 of their size may encourage new growth. If they are overgrown, you can prune back to near the ground. Also, make sure they are getting good care year-round:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fuchsia/growing-fuchsia-flower.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fuchsia/fuchsia-winter-care.htmOPruning the

To promote flowers, follow these instructions:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fuchsia/no-fuchsia-blooms.htm

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Asked by
davewalsh29 on
January 1, 2018

Q. Fuschia queries

Hi, me again 😀

So i have 3 Fuschia bushes in my back garden (2 full and 1 young plant) and they were thriving up to a couple of months ago when we got some pretty sever frost, and now they are pretty much bare as you can see from the photos. I’ve been told to cut them back to about a foot and they will regenerate in the Spring, but wanted to make sure this was right, and also if i do anything different with the young plant in pic 3.

Pic 4 is a clipping of a red Fuschia i took from my mams house and i would truly love to keep this as she is no longer with us, so wanted to know should i leave as is or cut back for Spring.

The last pic are also Fuschia cuttings that i want to keep, again from my mams, so want to see should i leave them as is to make sure they survive til spring.

Again, thank you in advance for your time and expertise.

Hope everyone has an amazing 2018.

Cheers

Dave

Answered by
BushDoctor on
January 2, 2018
Certified Expert
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You have been given correct information, as long as you are within the growing zone of the plant. I would leave the little clones alone for now, and keep them indoors until next spring. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fuchsia/growing-fuchsia-flower.htm

This article will guide you on the proper care of cuttings: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fuchsia/propagating-fuchsias.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 9, 2018

Q. Fuchsias

We have a huge Fuchsia planted right next to the house and want to move it away. When is the best time of year to take a cutting? Have already purchased Plant Cutting Powder and notice on directions that different plants should be cut at different times of the year but doesn’t mention Fuchsia.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 9, 2018
Certified Expert
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You can make a cutting from the soft, new growth of your Fuchsia plant anytime during spring or summer, or you can make a cutting from the older, woody stems in the fall. The former is probably easier to root.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 28, 2018

Q. fuschia

what to do with a fuchsia that is wilting and yellowing on stems

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 28, 2018
Certified Expert
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The most likely cause is a pest problem or possibly a disease, but there are other possibilities. Here are two articles that might help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fuchsia/wilting-fuchsia-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fuchsia/diseases-in-fuchsia-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 17, 2018

Q. Fuchsia’s

Dear sir/Madam
The fruit’s of all Fuchsia’s after flowering are they edible, especially Dollar Princess.
I have been told that they are by one gardener, and one they are not.
Who is right and who is wrong?
Could you please help.
Yours Trevor.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 17, 2018
Certified Expert
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Fuchsia are edible, just not very tasty!

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Asked by
barbaraevans56 on
March 25, 2018
SW9 0EF London

Q. Outside Fuscia trees

My Fuscia trees look dead, they were out in all the bad weather we’ve had and the leaves that were coming through are now dead, it doesn’t look very well, can I save it?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 25, 2018
Certified Expert
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You can check to see if it is still alive... Bend the tips of the growth. If they break off, or are brittle, then they are dead. Keep going down until you find a living portion. If there is not green, or it is all brittle, then it is likely dead.

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Asked by
davewalsh29 on
March 27, 2018

Q. Insects on my Fuschia

Hi there. I’ve been growing cuttings of my mother’s fuschia and they were doing great and just started flowering. I started putting them out to aclimatise to outside but now I’ve noticed they are dropping leaves and looks like they have insects on them. After a bit of research i think they are thripes?
Can you confirm from the pics, and if so, how do i control them. I really don’t want to lose the plant. Thanks. Dave

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 28, 2018
Certified Expert
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That, actually, looks like the remains from aphids! These can be controlled very easily. Neem oil is one easy way to do so, but there are many, many others as well. This collection of articles will give you more information on how to make your own insecticides, along with much more useful information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/

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