How to grow Fuchsia magellanica

Fuchsia magellanica grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Fuchsia also known as Hummingbird fuchsia or Hardy fuchsia, Fuchsia magellanica perennial evergreen or deciduous and can grow as annual used as ornamental plant and attract pollinators, can grow in temperate, subtropics, mediterranean climate or indoor as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 6-10.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape the margin can be serrated.

Fuchsia magellanica flower

Flower color can be: red, purple, white, pink, fuchsia mostly more than one color.

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How to grow Fuchsia magellanica growing and care:

Cool climate, rich soils, mulch, moist soil

How to care:
Add fertilizer once a year, add mulch especially in the summer to keep soil moist

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed (care explanation bellow) / Vegetative reproduction, cutting need to be above 20-25C (68-77F) also the water can’t be cold, high humidity, better in full shade for cutting on the water need to switch the soil every few days in growing, to put the stems in soil need moist soil and water it with spray better to use growth hormone and peat soil.

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier from cutting and when grow as annual plant it will be impossible to make it bloom in one year and from cutting will bloom few month

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Might die in heat wave

Planting season:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 6-10a, autumn to winter in hardiness zone 10b

How to plant:
Planting in bigger hole and put organic matter, chopped dead leaves and humus, put the plant and cover it lightly

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mite, whitefly, leaf hoppers

Pruning season:
All year, better after the blooming season

How to prune:
Dead flowers and for design

Size of the plant:
1-2m, 40-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing and when start from seeds grow slowly

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water, better not to let the soil dry especially in the blooming season and in the summer the plant when it’s above 35C (95F) need to increase the amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun in cold climate in warm summer the plant might be burn by the sun and even die / Half Shade / Full Shade with light

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes, when grow indoor need to give the plant enough light, don’t put the plant next to heater

Growing is also possible in pots, planter, flowerpot or containers:
Yes, when grow in container, size 5-10 liter (1-2 gallon), average amount of water that needed, it’s to keep the soil moist and the water go out of the pot, better not to use bottom for the pot, when it’s grow as perennial every two years to switch soil, and prune part of the roots and the plants, soil need to be well ventilated with good drainage, rich with organic matter, can us in potting mix or peat soil with perlite or vermiculite, when grow as annual better to use new soil mix, in pot need to fertilizer twice a year once before blooming and other in the middle of the blooming season

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring to summer / in warm climate autumn to spring

General information about the flower
Flowers color: red, purple, white, pink, fuchsia mostly more than one color

Scientific name:

Fuchsia magellanica

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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9