Plant Care Fuchsia

Fuchsia

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About Fuchsia

Fuschia is a shrubby plant native to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It is the parent of many Fuschingia hybrids.

Taxonomy

Fuchsia triphylla
Fuchsia
Onagraceae
Myrtales

How to care for Fuchsia

💦 Water

How often to water your Fuchsia

Water needs for Fuchsia
0.5 cups
every 9

Fuchsia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Fuchsia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Fuchsia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fuchsia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Fuchsia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Fuchsia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Fuchsia in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Fuchsia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fuchsia: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Fuchsia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Fuchsia is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Fuchsia →

Common Fuchsia Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Fuchsia prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Fuchsia Water Frequency →

Fuchsia Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Fuchsia requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Fuchsia Light Requirements →

Fuchsia Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Fuchsia is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


💨 Humidity

Fuchsia prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Fuchsia Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Fuchsia does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Fuchsia →


💩 Fertilizer

Fuchsia is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

How Much and When to Fertilize Fuchsia →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Fuchsia grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Fuchsia →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Fuchsia can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Fuchsia Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Fuchsia can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Fuchsia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Fuchsia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Fuchsia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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Beautiful plant but very particular about light and water. Doesn’t like to be moved around and will drop leaves and blossoms when unhappy.

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