If you’ve been considering becoming a new plant parent, you’re probably wondering where to start. What plant should you start with? Is it going to be a hard job? There are thousands of plants that can be grown indoor and outdoors. Growing plants outdoors obviously would require more work, and supplies. So, we would suggest starting with an easy to grow indoor houseplant.
One of our favorite plants that is well worth the small amount of effort to grow it, is the fuchsia plant. The fuchsia plant comes in a huge array of types. The colors range from almost white to electric purple. Fuchsias are native to Central and South America, so it is accustomed to typically high temperatures.
The most popular varieties of fuchsia are hardy fuchsia, swingtime fuchsia, aurea fuchsia, tree fuchsia, and paniculate fuchsia.
Caring for a Fuchsia
Fuchsias need to be kept in generally moist soil. The frequency with which your fuchsia will need watering will depend on both the growing conditions and whether it’s potted or in the ground. Potted fuchsias that live in your home need more watering than fuchsias planted in the ground. A general rule of thumb for watering fuchsias is to check the soil by sticking your finger one inch deep into soil. If it’s moist, then leave it. Be sure not to overwater.
Although fuchsias thrive in warm climates, too much direct sun will cause their flowers to wilt and drop. It is best to put it in sunlight in the mornings when the sun is not that strong, then put the fuchsia plant in the shade in the afternoon. Fuchsias in plastic containers/planters will do best when positioned in full to partial shade.
Average humidity levels is best for this plant. It should not be in very humid areas and kept away from very dry areas. If your local climate is very dry, then a regular misting spray will help keep the fuchsia in good condition.
The fuchsia is an exotic plant because of the flowers that bloom from it all summer long. They typically appear in early or mid-spring and continue thriving through fall.
Fuchsias are really a beautiful flowering plant and will add the perfect amount of color to your space. They make for beautiful displays as hanging plants and potted plants throughout the home.