How to Plant Fuchsia Seed

Overview

Planting fuchsia seeds and growing new fuchsia plants is extremely easy. All that's necessary is for you to provide the right conditions for fuchsia seeds to germinate and flourish and before you know it you'll have all the fuchsia plants you could want. And the really good news is that creating just the right conditions to germinate fuchsia seeds is remarkably easy.

Step 1

Screen vermiculite and peat moss and fill your planting container with a 50/50 mixture.

Step 2

Choose your fuchsia seeds. Start by gently removing the seeds from the fuchsia berries by rubbing the berries gently between your thumb and forefinger. Wash the seeds. Separate out the seeds that are plump and dark, and discard seeds that are flat, light in color or very small.

Step 3

Place several seeds on top of your growing mixture. Sprinkle a small amount of your growing mixture on top of your seeds, but do not worry about covering them entirely.

Step 4

Mist the top of your container until the seeds are completely damp.

Step 5

Place your container under a standard fluorescent light (grow lights are not necessary) with the light approximately 12 inches from the surface of your container. Drape a piece of plastic sheeting over the light to create a makeshift hot-house tent for your seeds. Leave the light on at least 12 hours a day. Keep the temperature around 72 degrees F.

Step 6

Mist your seeds lightly as necessary to keep the surface of your growing container damp at all times. Your fuchsia seeds should sprout within 7 to 14 days.

Things You'll Need

  • Viable fuchsia seeds
  • Screened vermiculite
  • Screened peat moss
  • Growing container
  • Spray bottle
  • Plastic sheet
  • Fluorescent light

References

  • How to Grow Fuchsia From Seeds
Keywords: growing fuchsia seeds, sprouting fuchsia seeds, propogating fuchsia

About this Author

Larry Parr has been a full-time professional freelance writer for more than 30 years. For 25 years he wrote cartoons for TV, everything from SMURFS to SPIDER-MAN.