A blossoming Fuchsia
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The discovery of the fuchsia dates to the 17th century, with credit to a priest, Charles Plumier. He named the plant fuchsia after his acquaintance, fellow botanist Dr. Leonard Fuchs.
Fuchsias grow as shrubs, as espaliers and in tree shape, achieving heights of up to 18 feet. They can also grow as climbers in hanging baskets that trail 3 to 5 feet.
Fuchsia Plant Care
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Grow fuchsias where they will receive plenty of filtered light, good drainage and plenty of water. Fuchsias will also grow in direct sunlight, as long as their root system does not dry out.
Fuchsias need fertilizer, preferably high-potash liquid fertilizer. To keep your fuchsia blooming throughout its growing season, remove the expired blossoms, known as "deadheading."
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Katelyn Lynn has been writing health and wellness articles since 2007. Her work appears on various websites. Lynn is a certified holistic health practitioner who specializes in orthomolecular medicine and preventative modalities. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in health sciences from TUI University and has extensive experience in botany and horticulture.