How to care for your Fuchsia
Use these instructions to care for a Fuchsia. This guide will tell you how to water a Fuchsia; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.
Outdoors, the fuchsia plant thrives in a bright but shaded area. It can tolerate a few hours of morning sun, but avoid exposure to direct sun in the afternoon. As an indoor plant, keep your fuchsia in bright indirect sunlight.
Water your fuchsia when the soil volume is 25% dry. Water thoroughly and discard any excess water that accumulates in the saucer. Water more sparingly in the winter.
Fuchsias enjoy high humidity. Place a humidifier nearby or use a pebble tray.
The fuchsia plant enjoys temperatures between 55-80°F.
Fertilize your fuchsia plant once per month beginning in the early spring through the summer and early fall. Once the plant begins to bud, you can switch over to “bloom” formula fertilizers. No fertilizer is needed in the fall and winter seasons when growth slows.
Fuchsias are non toxic to humans and pets
The fuchsia plant is susceptible to pests, such as aphids or spider mites. Check your plant regularly for any signs of pests. Infestations may be treated with Insecticidal Soap or Neem Oil to help keep pests at bay, following the directions on the label.