This plant is one of the most beautiful plants that are native to North America. They like medium to bright light and moderately cool temperature. If the temperature gets to 90 degrees they will go downhill. They make great landscape and container plants. A hanging basket can have more than 100 or more bell shaped flowers. The long days of spring bring the flowers naturally.
Your unrooted cuttings will arrive freshly cut. You will need to plant them immediately
and begin a misting cycle to root the cuttings. This will leech the soil of nutrients, so during the propagation phase use a constant feed of 1/3 the normal recommended dosage
of fertilizer until well rooted.
A 4in pot needs only one plug. Pinch at 3-4 week intervals last pinch 60 days before desired bloom. They will bloom in mid-spring. Add 4 hours extra daylight to force blooms. Use well-drained soil and low/medium feed to start. Medium feed is okay on established plants 50 degree night temperature. Florel can help force lateral branching on young plants (never treat old plant with Florel).
Cuttings vary in size between different plant families, but most can be described as tip cuttings (ivy are leaf-and-eye stem cuttings not tips) that stick nicely
in small plug trays such as the 105-plug tray we use (some varieties are better suited for a 50 cell tray, i.e. Angelwing Begonia, Bougainvillea, Setcrecea, etc.). Please do not order unrooted cuttings unless you are an experienced propagator with mist systems and proper temperature control.
Fuchsia Gartenmeister Quick Reference Guide
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