Fuchsia: a name, a flower, a color

Although there are almost 100 different species of this colorful plant had the first news in 1600 when it was made an initial description in Santo Domingo and gave the name of Fuchsia (even after the color) in honor of the German botanist Leonhard Fuchs.

The British and the Americans fell in love so much that in time breeders began to create different colors and varieties even more incredible, both for crops in pots as shrubs in flower beds.

 

Cultivation

most of the species in trade fears the winter cold, for this would be good to leave them outside in summer without exposing them to direct sunlight and keep them in the greenhouse in winter. However, there are more hardy species suitable to endure the winter and begin to develop as early as the spring.
The Fuchsia is watered mainly between March and October and, if placed in the greenhouse, even in winter. The most hardy species more resilient to drought but if you can, avoid leaving it without water for long periods during the hot months. In winter, you can decrease or stop watering.

 

The ground, as always, must be soft, draining and rich in organic materials, mixing with a little 'sand, while regarding the reproduction of the plant, can practice cuttings using stems which have produced flowers the previous season.

On the market, of course, you will find the Fuchsia seeds.

 

Types

The hybrids are those that are found more frequently on the market. It is the mix between fulgens and Magellan, and you can find them both in pots in "containers" suspended from above. The exorticata instead comes from New Zealand, is easy to cultivate and can reach 10 meters in height. Even procumbens is of New Zealand origin and can be grown both as a houseplant and in earth.. The magellanica, finally, is a very rustic plant can reach 5 meters in height.

 

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