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How to Plant a Fuschia

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Overview

Fuchsias have multi-colored flowers that brighten a shady garden area. Many varieties grow well in hanging baskets.They can be planted in the ground in mild winter areas, but most are grown in containers so they can be brought indoors during cold weather.

Step 1

Put potting soil in the hanging basket or pot. Fill it about 1/3 and water the soil.

Step 2

Carefully remove the fuchsia plant from its current container. Try to keep the root ball intact, but loosen the roots to encourage them to spread out in the new location.

Step 3

Place the fuchsia in the damp soil in the new container, spreading the roots.

Step 4

Add more soil around the base of the plant and water thoroughly.

Step 5

Place the plant in a garden area with morning sun and keep it moist while it adjusts to its new location.

Tips and Warnings

  • Fuchsias do not survive winter outside in frosty areas. Grow as an annual in cold winter locations. Spider mites are a frequent pest found on fuchsias.

Things You'll Need

  • hanging basket or pot
  • trowel
  • organic potting soil

References

  • Fuchsias
  • Fuchsia pest information
Keywords: fuchsias, planting fuschias, growing fuschia

About this Author

Kathleen Sonntag lives in Carmel, California, where she is a writer, teacher and editor. She is a Master Gardener and writes articles for gardening publications. Sonntag has written and edited reading test passages and has edited children's books, cookbooks and memoirs. Her articles appear on GardenGuides.com. Sonntag holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley.