Latin name: Fuchsia
Common name: Fuchsia

Fuchsia is a well-known, traditional plant.

Did you know that Fuchsia comes from South America and has been described by European scientists already in the late fifteenth century?

In South America in the wild there are over a hundred different species of Fuchsia. By now, through cross-fertilisation and refinement, more than a thousand different species have been developed. This number is still growing. Since you can easily slip, multiply and let hibernate Fuchsia plants, they have become true hobby plants. Look on the Internet to find that there are all sorts of Fuchsia associations.

Do enjoy its beautifully coloured flowers, that hang among the fresh green leaves like little clocks. In the wild these flowers are visited regularly by colourful hummingbirds that come to drink the nectar. At the same time, without knowing, these birds take care of the reproduction of the species. In Europa, failing hummingbirds, it is butterflies and other insects that come and drink Fuchsia’s nectar.

After night frost has passed, you can place your Fuchsia outside on your terrace or balcony. It will bloom from early summer to far into the autumn.

Place a few Fuchsia stems in line or as a group in a nice pot. You can get small, compact Fuchsia plants for your garden table. 

Remove the flowers that are done blooming. That will stimulate the development of new flower buds. This way you will be able to enjoy your flourishing Fuchsia for much longer.