The Fuchsia hanging plant can be grown indoors all year long or outdoors in the spring and summer when the temperatures are between 50 and 75 degrees F. The plant needs care to stay healthy and blossom. The green foliage plant has blossoms at the ends of the stems that cascade down, making it an excellent hanging plant. By using the proper soil, watering and lighting, the plant will provide plenty of blossoms each year.
Start the hanging Fuchsia off right with the correct soil. An all-purpose plant soil will work, or you can make your own mixture. Use one part of each of peat, perlite and garden soil. Use a light dusting of lime to complete the mixture. Use a basket with drainage holes in the bottom. Note: The Fuchsia should be repotted every spring.
Hang the plant in a window with indirect but bright sunlight. The best windows are the west, east or south windows. If you are growing your plant outdoors during the summer, make sure that the plant does not have more than an hour or two of direct sunlight.
Place a drainage tray under the hanging basket so that the excess water can drain out of the pot. Use gravel so that the pot is not sitting in the water. The water in the drainage tray will give the plant the medium humidity needed.
Water the plant when the soil is just starting to dry. The ideal soil for a Fuchsia is evenly moist all the time. If the plant is outdoors, the plant should be protected from days of rain where the soil will be soaked. This could cause the roots to drown and the plant to lose flowers. Use the mister bottle to mist the plant during summer months and if kept outdoors during the summer.
Add fertilizer every two weeks when the plant is not in bloom, but weekly when the plant is flowering, which will be spring and summer. Use a 15-15-15 fertilizer that is water-soluble.