How to care for a Fuschia plant?

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  1. Melissa1982

    Melissa1982 Seedling

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    Hi, I wanted to get some fuschia plants but am not sure hot to care for them. We bought one last summer and it died, it didn't have a care tag with it when we got it...we saw some last night at the store and they are sooo beautiful! I read the tag and it said not to put in full sun (which we did with out plant last year) would they do well as house plants?
     



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  2. woodlandfey

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    Fuschia plants are finiky (sp). They break easily and require moist soil, not wet but well drained and moist. I have never had much luck with them but you should giving your location. I would try them outdoors not inside as they are very messy. I have seen them growing outside in CA before. No full sun but indirect light.
     
  3. Melissa1982

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    Thanks for the tips. I will try it. I can see what you mean about them being messy, I hadn't thought of that.
     
  4. Wrennie

    Wrennie In Flower

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    I found this on google. I just got one too.
     
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    dirt2diamonds In Flower

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    I love them but they don't love me. Anything that needs more feedings and watering than me I stay away from. But I must envy the plant because it is even prettier than me. Good luck because they are sooooo pretty.
     
  6. gardengater

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    My Fuschia is in a pot on a porch that gets morning sun. It gets pretty hot here very shortly, so I surely anticipate more watering, but I only planted in fertile potting soil. We'll see!
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    help my fuchsia

    I fell in love with this plant when I saw it at a farmers market. It had beautiful big bright flowers when I brought it home. I hung it in front of a window that gets filtered sunlight throughout the day. I water it every day. It has tons of buds, but they have only been producing dull, small flowers, or just falling off. Today, I noticed that the side of the plant not by the window is wilted and lifeless. I thought these plants liked shade. I am afraid to put it outside because temps are in the mid-high 90's here, and I don't really have a spot that would be shady. What can I do to bring it back to life???
     
  8. gardengater

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    The Fuschia I've seen are hanging on semi shaded porches. Mine dried up due to too much sun in pm's. Good luck with yours.
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