19 Review (s)

  1. Olga MINICHENKO. Ryazan region

    In summer, I water fuchsia often and abundantly, because I know that overdrying is harmful to it. But brown spots began to appear on the leaves. Is it from excess moisture? Or is it a lack of some nutritional elements?

    • OOO "Sad"

      When there is not enough moisture, fuchsia sheds buds and leaves, but constant dampness is dangerous, as it can lead to rotting of the roots. The appearance of spots on the foliage should alert, because this is one of the signs of regular waterlogging.
      Pay attention to the quality of the substrate, it should be light, airy, with a large amount of baking powder (perlite, vermiculite), otherwise water stagnation is possible.
      In order not to water the plant often, cover the soil in a pot with sphagnum, which does not allow it to dry out quickly, serves as a good mulch. If the "ballerina" is planted in open ground, mulch the ground around the bush, for example, with mowed grass.

      Never use cold water to water fuchsia.
      As for nutrition: the beauty loves to “eat” well, however, with regular fertilization, there are no problems with a lack of elements. Feed the plant in the summer with complex mineral mixtures with a predominance of phosphorus and potassium ("Ideal", "Kemira"): in June-July - every 4-5 days, in August - once a week. "Mineral water" can be alternated once a month with organic matter, for example, infusion of horse manure (1:10).

      Valentina PROKLOVA, collector

  2. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    If you cut and root cuttings of hybrid fuchsias in the fall or at the end of winter, you can open the flower season earlier. After the appearance of new leaves, transplant the plants into a 2-3 cm larger pot, into the substrate for balcony flowers. At the same time, remove the top to encourage branching to form a lush bush. Keep the soil constantly moist. Since May, once a week, feed and -wait fuchsia with a liquid complex fertilizer.

  3. Kristina Valeeva, Nizhny Novgorod

    Over the summer, in the conditions of a summer residence, she grew two fuchsias from cuttings, which she brought to the apartment with a cold snap. But suddenly the leaves began to turn yellow and fall off. Maybe a spider mite harms? What to do?

    • OOO "Sad"

      - In late autumn and winter, due to lack of light and high air temperature, moreover, dry, fuchsia often sheds part or even all of its leaves. Move it to a lighter and, importantly, cool place (not higher than + 18 degrees), this will also be the key to successful flowering next season. Increase the humidity of the air and, if possible, install an additional illumination lamp. Although another option for wintering fuchsia is also possible: in a cool dark place (for example, in a basement at a temperature of + 5-7 degrees) in almost dry soil. In such conditions, it will completely shed its leaves.
      The appearance of a spider mite is noticeable by the yellowing and distorted shape of the leaves, the presence of barely noticeable thin cobwebs on their lower side. The pest is comfortable in dry hot air, it does not like wet and cool.
      Ticks can be washed off with a stream of cold water from the inside of the leaves, baths can be made by dipping the crown of fuchsia in a bucket of soapy water, after tightly tying the pot with earth in a film bag. After the plant is allowed to dry, and after 1-2 hours it is washed in the shower. When the leaves dry again, you can put it in a permanent place.

      It is necessary to work with fuchsia carefully, because it has fragile stems and leaf petioles. But the branches that still break off can be used for reproduction: they are good

      If the simplest measures do not help, use any of the preparations for processing: Fitoverm, Actellik or Agrovertin (according to instructions), spraying in the air after 7-10 days.

  4. Veronika Glukhotina, N. Novgorod

    A friend showed a fuchsia grown from donated seeds. How and when should they be harvested to maintain good germination?

    • OOO "Sad"

      - Do not pick soft green fruits - they are not yet ripe. Be patient. At first, the berries are red, then they begin to darken. And in mature form, they are attractive with a dark ocher color with a red-violet tinge, they are easily separated from the branch of the plant and often fall off themselves.

      It is best to harvest the fruit in the morning when the weather is sunny. Remove the seeds from the berries and rinse under running water in a strainer. Then blot them with paper towels or paper towels.
      Arrange on a plate, dry well, distribute in paper bags and seal. Do not forget to sign the harvest year and the variety name.

      If a lot of moisture remains in the seed, it can become moldy, and then all the work will be in vain.
      Fresh seeds generally have excellent germination, so it is ideally best to sow them straight away. And it is wiser to leave the collected in the fall before sowing in March-April (you can store it in a cool dark place or refrigerator).
      The shelf life of fuchsia seeds is 2 years, but over time their germination decreases. Although, with proper storage, some can rise in the third year.

      Tatiana SERGEEVA, biologist, Belgorod

  5. Anna TETYUKHA

    Why did the buds and flowers begin to crumble in fuchsia from the end of summer?

    • OOO "Sad"

      The plant can shed its buds if the pot is rotated or rearranged frequently. Or with a lack of light. For fuchsia, eastern and western window sills are ideal. In the north, it blooms worse, and in the south, it can quickly fade in summer.
      If fuchsia grows in a plastic pot and it is hot in the room, the roots overheat, which also negatively affects flowering.

      Use only a high-quality substrate for balcony plants or make it up from turf, peat, humus, sand (0, 5: 1: 1: 0, 5).
      Regular watering is required, without overdrying and waterlogging. Fuchsia that has experienced stagnant moisture cannot be restored.
      Perhaps the plant does not have enough strength for further mass flowering. This does not happen if you feed it from March to September once a week with liquid fertilizer for balcony flowers - half the recommended concentration. Apply top dressing after watering the fuchsia.
      To obtain uniform flowering, it is necessary to trim the extended shoots from time to time. So fuchsia will not only become more neat, but also lateral shoots with new buds will appear.
      Ludmila ULEYSKAYA

  6. Svetlana VLADIMIROVA

    Cut young green shoots with two upper leaves on cuttings (at an angle of about 45 degrees) at the end of February. Powder the cut with Kornevin. Plant in a substrate of crushed sphagnum moss and vermiculite (1: 1), adding a little humus. Place the cups in the greenhouse from a plastic container with holes in the lid and bottom. Keep in a warm, light place.
    In water, cuttings form roots better and faster when placed in a brown glass vessel. Just do not pull with planting in the soil, as the roots are fragile and break easily.

  7. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    It's time to trim the bush: shorten the growth of the previous year by 1/3 of the length, leaving at least two buds. Soon fuchsia will give new shoots and bloom.
    It is unpretentious, shade-tolerant, but on the windowsill of the northern window the shoots of young plants are very extended. On the south window in spring, shade the beauty (with white paper, a curtain), since leaves that will never recover will turn yellow. Start dressing with a full mineral or organic fertilizer for flowering species (according to instructions) - 1 time per week.

    Instead of trace elements, you can use an infusion of ash (1 tablespoon with a top per 10 liters of water). If necessary, transplant fuchsia into a larger pot, into the soil substrate from peat, turf land and sand (1: 1: 1). It is advisable to add some clay to retain nutrients. The soil should not be "greasy" and contain a lot of nitrogen, otherwise fuchsia will grow quickly, give beautiful fleshy leaves, but not flowers.

    Pinch cuttings of ampel varieties over 2-3 pairs of leaves. Then shorten the emerging side shoots in the same way and after a while pass the third pinch. Only then let the plant bloom. Pinch bush specimens according to the same pattern after the formation of 3-4 pairs of leaves.

  8. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Fuchsia is a gorgeous indoor plant that I grow in the summer on the balcony, in hanging planters, as well as in the open ground.

    I propagate fuchsia by cuttings. It is best to root the cuttings from February to May. I take young, ripened parts of the stem (with a reddened stem) 10-15 cm long. I remove the lower two pairs of leaves, dust the sections with Kornevin and put the cuttings in a glass of water. As soon as the roots appear, I plant them in the purchased soil for seedlings. I keep young plants in mini-greenhouses. When they start to grow, I pinch them after the formation of every two or three pairs of leaves so that the bushes form a lush crown.

    If flower buds form on young specimens during rooting and growing green mass, I cut them off so as not to weaken the “seedlings”.

  9. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Cutting fuchsia

    Do you want to decorate the gazebo or terrace with hanging planters with fuchsia in cute "skirts"? Spring is the most favorable time for propagation of the plant by cuttings. Young (green) apical shoots with 2-3 leaf sinuses are chosen. A sharp knife cut them at an angle of about 45 degrees. To reduce moisture evaporation, leaf plates in the bottom row of leaves are removed by half.

    In water.
    The cuttings are immersed in settled or cooled boiled water. They put in a warm bright place without direct sunlight. If the stalk is sown, sprinkle it lightly with warm water and cover it with polyethylene to increase humidity. When roots 2-3 cm long are formed, the cuttings are planted in small glasses filled with loose light soil.
    In the ground.
    A layer of drainage is laid at the bottom of small containers and the pots are filled with light soil mixture or soil for seedlings. Cuttings are planted so that the lower leaves do not touch the soil. Watered with water at room temperature (you can add any root stimulant, making the solution several times weaker than indicated in the instructions). The containers are placed in a greenhouse, a transparent container for confectionery products is suitable. Periodically air the greenhouse. After a couple of weeks, the cuttings will take root, and it will be possible to remove the shelter.

  10. Vera

    In the spring I bought a blooming fuchsia. Summer exhibited in the garden. And in late July, the flowers began to fall. How to care for the plant?

    • OOO "Sad"

      “Fuchsia prefers cool.” In summer, the temperature should not exceed +20 degrees. You can keep the plant in the fresh air in partial shade. Fuchsia tolerates winter better at a temperature of + 8 ... + 10 degrees. Water the plant regularly with settled water all year round. But do not flood! Fuchsia loves high humidity, so periodically spray the flower, especially if you see that the leaves are sagging (and then, to restore their elasticity, cover the plant with non-woven material).

      As the buds appear, water once a week with liquid Kemira Lux fertilizer (according to the instructions). Fuchsia is sensitive to change, so try not to transplant (especially during the flowering period), not to turn, not to rearrange the plant.

  11. Larisa Nakhamchik, Borisov

    I ask you to share the experience of storing fuchsias in autumn and winter. In the summer I plan to decorate them with a patio.

    • OOO "Sad"

      - I'm starting to prepare fuchsia for wintering in the first half of autumn. Due to the reduction of daylight hours and the decrease in average daily and night temperatures from the end of September, their large leaves begin to fade. During October it is important to monitor the night temperatures. When they are lowered to + 4 degrees, I cover plants for the night with a spunbond. In the same month (in the middle band) fuchsia should be transferred to the windowsill.
      We have in St. Petersburg - in late September. Cardinally cut off overgrown shrubs over the summer, otherwise they will not fit on the windowsill. And it is important to treat fuchsia fungicide from pests (according to instructions). They hibernate me in extreme conditions: on the north side, stand on the windowsill in three tiers plus this includes central heating. Fuchsia from this strongly whether it will stop, by November-December there are bare stems with individual leaves. But for the rest period fuchsia is not so important, enough light or not, there is a cap of leaves or not. To facilitate the hibernation of the favorites, on the central heating batteries installed cranes and shut off the hot water supply. This helps reduce the temperature to the required cool content - + 12-15 deg.
      I do not pour a little, just to keep the moisture of the earth coma. However, despite all the difficulties, the plants from the collection of my fuchsias every year are pleased with abundant and bright flowering.
      Olga Setinskaya

  12. Irina RUSSIAN, Minsk

    In November, for fuchsia, elegant watering is reduced to one or two times a month, but I completely stop feeding. This American guest loves the cool, diffused light. And no neighborhood with batteries, otherwise bloom will not wait! I have fuchsia growing in a wall vase near the eastern window. I protect it from drafts. As a reward for proper care, my beauty pleases with flowering almost all year round (on young shoots), and in winter flowers are even brighter and larger than in summer.

  13. Daria Naumova

    After a long bad weather several days in a row the bright sun was shining. Because of this fuchsia burned. Flowers are flaccid, rotten. Can I bring them back to life? Or can not you do anything?


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