Just gorgeous colors in this frequenter of oursills - colorful, bright, unusual shapes, like dancing ballerinas. By the way, the popular name of fuchsia - ballerina. Many Flowering houseplants capricious and require special care. But fuchsia - a pleasant exception. It is unpretentious and possibly due to this has found such popularity. Care fuchsia is not difficult even for novice gardeners.
Types of fuchsia
Hailing from a fuchsia mountain forests of America, where shegrowing under the canopy of trees, wrapped cool mists. These are small shrubs and trees, with more than a hundred species. However, in the indoor horticulture is not much known species of this remarkable plant.
Fuchsia elegant. Shrub, reaching meter height with slender drooping reddish stems and lanceolate leaves. Its elegant flowers hanging on the thread-like stalks. Pink or red calyx is shaped like a narrow funnel dissected. Corolla bell-shaped painted in red purple color, and long stamens and pistil - carmine red.
Fuchsia sparkling - shrub up to twometers. Its reddish stems lignified at the base, and the leaves have unusually large for this kind of size (about 20 cm in length). The flowers are collected in dense panicles. The calyx of the flower is bright red with a pale yellow teeth. The short corolla has a rich coral color.
Fuchsia hybrid - the most common typepotted fuchsias, with more than two thousand varieties. Among hybrid fuchsias there are low-growing plants, and stam forms and erect shrubs, and instances to hang shoots. Their flowers are different special variety of colors and shapes. Their color is represented by the whole gamut - from milky white and pale pink to deep purple and purple-red. Fantastic effect is achieved by contrasting the different shades in the color of a flower.
Ensuring that bloomed and please you it is your fuchsia - care according to the rules, attention and care on your part.
Terms of the successful cultivation of fuchsias
Blooming fuchsia violently and continuously from spring tolate autumn. For abundant flowering this plant needs some rest in the winter, when the plants shed their leaves partially. At this time watering is adjusted to a minimum and keep the fuchsia in the cool and relatively dry conditions. A spring is moved to a warm place and transplanted into the loose soil mixture (two parts leaf soil and one part humus, peat and sand). Transplanted fuchsia put on a bright place, ensuring a constant flow of fresh air, protect from direct sun and spraying in particularly hot days. Water them during flowering abundantly, but not often - once every two or three weeks. In order for the plant is not dumped the flowers and buds, it is not disturbed, moving from place to place.
Total care for fuchsia reduced to certain requirements, which are as follows:
- temperature - moderate or slightly lower (20-20 degrees);
- light - bright but shaded from direct sun;
- watering - abundant during flowering and moderate in the rest period;
- transplant - yearly, in the spring before flowering or in autumn after him;
- Reproduction - in the spring and summer stem cuttings.
Possible difficulties in growing
Despite the simplicity of fuchsia can still sometimes be capricious. In what it is expressed?
- Leaf fall. The reason for this may be too warm air, moisture, or a lack of light. The solution - spraying, abundant watering, good lighting.
- Bud drop can cause waterlogging or insufficient watering. In addition, the plant can thus react to heat and change of scene.
- The short flowering period. The reason for this may be the wrong contents in the winter (excessive watering, warm hibernation) or poor feeding.
- The appearance of brown spots on the leaves provokes excessive watering in winter.
As you can see, for the successful cultivation of fuchsiaWe need quite a bit: well-organized period of rest, proper watering, bright light and moderately warm air. Agree that this extraordinarily beautiful flower that's not too high demands. Try to just follow the rules and then fuchsia and care will bring you only pleasant chores. A fireworks of its lovely flowers is more than pay for all your "labor".</ P>