Fuchsias are those sweet little bells that dangle over the edge of hanging baskets on patios and their pendulous flowers come in a fascinating variety of forms, shapes and colours. There’s pink, purple, mauve, red, magenta, white and indigo in stunning combinations to choose from!
Bush fuchsias are ideal to fill large containers as they have a branching nature. However small varieties look great in hanging baskets where their delicate little blooms can dangle down over the edge. For hanging baskets, choose a variety with soft stems that will branch freely over the edge.
And the best news is that fuchsias are among the most successful and easiest plants to propagate.
How to make a cutting
Step 1 Snip off about 5-7cm from the tip of a healthy shoot in the early growing season.
Step 2 Keep the tip with at least three sets of leaves, including the growing tip. Then gently remove the lower sets of leaves as well as any flowers or closed buds.
Step 3 Dip into water to ensure the cutting is clean.
Step 4 Place into a moist growing medium of equal parts peat moss, coarse river sand and perlite.
You need at least four cuttings to fill a large pot.