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Fuschia (Fuschia)

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Bonsai Care

Shrub originating from South and Central America now grown widely as garden and greenhouse plant for their colourful flowers. Only small leaved varieties such as macrophylla are suitable for bonsai.

STYLE : best suited to small/very small size specimens in informal upright, cascade, semi-cascade, slanting and root-over-rock styles.

WARNING : Branches can be brittle and snap easily.

Care Info

REPOT : Annually in spring.

SOIL : Free draining soil : 40:60 grit:organic.

PRUNE : Late winter/early spring. Cut all shoots back hard.

PINCH : Trim back shoots to for or five leaf pairs in summer and then pinch to shape after flowering.

WATER : Frequently when gowing, less when dormant.

FEED : Balanced feed in spring, low nitrogen in summer and nitrogen free in autumn.

WARNING : Branches can be brittle and snap easily.


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