One of the autumn perennials that delights with its flowering to frost is definitely fuchsia. The homeland of fuchsia is New Zealand as well as South and Central America. Fuchsia is a perennial flowering plant, although it is often grown as an annual plant. It belongs to the bud family, Onagraceae.

The growth, depending on the species, is bushy, erect, semi-drooping or drooping, 20 to 40 cm high. The flowers are bound together in a grouped flower, simple or complex in shape. The colors of the flowers are different: red, pink, white, blue-violet or two-tone.

For fuchsia you should choose a place on the terrace or in the garden that is not in full sun. It is best suited for a partial shade or shady, bright place that is protected from strong winds. The substrate in which the fuchsia is planted should be constantly moist, but it should not hold water. Fertilization is required once a week with liquid fertilizer for balcony plants. To speed up the flowering, overblown flowers should be removed regularly.

It is propagated by seeds, but very rarely, while in summer it is most easily propagated by cuttings taken from any part of the shoot. Hanging species of fuchsia are usually planted alone in hanging pots or in combination with other annual flowering plants (water lilies, plectranthus, centradenia, bidens, begonias). Lower species are planted in boxes and shallow pots.

Application: hanging species are planted in hanging pots, low varieties for boxes and low pots, in boxes in combination with other flowering, annual and biennial plants, writes Večernji.hr.

Note: fuchsia overwinters at a temperature of 6 to 8 degrees Celsius. In spring, the stronger buds are shortened to two to three flowers.

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