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18/04/2012 at 19:09

I was wondering if anyone could give me advice for young Fuschia plants.

Just bought 28 plants, potted them into individual pots.  Now they are outside in a pop-up plastic greenhouse.

But some are starting to wilt, 2 have lost all their leaves.

Any advice on growing such young plants, also with the pop-up plastic greenhouse should the door be closed all the time, or when should I open it and for how long.

Thanks for any help you can give, please keep in mind I have basic gardening skills.


18/04/2012 at 19:37

Fuchsias (note the spelling) should be fine and mine are in a cold greenhouse with the door left open day and night. They do like airy conditions. I wonder if you've overwatered them, a temptation I know, but the compost should be just damp and no more. By pop-up plastic greenhouse do you mean the vertical ones with a zip-up polythene covers? If you don't have a conventional greenhouse, I'd consider bringing them indoors and placing them alongside a window where they can get good light, then lightly misting them every few days with a hand sprayer. Fingers crossed that they'll buck up.

18/04/2012 at 19:51

I agree with Paul N and it does sound as if the plants may be too cold in the placcy greenhouse

Pam x

19/04/2012 at 18:43

Thanks for the advice.

They did start off in a spare bedroom, we were watering just by pouring water onto the top of the pots.  Then 2 of the smallest ones lost their leaves, we thought it was too warm for them with the central heating on in the bedroom.

So we moved them into the polythene zip-up cover greenhouse, outside now a couple more are starting to go the sameway.

Would you say the best option would be to put them on a window sill in the spare bedroom, turn the radiator down or off, and just mist them every few days?


19/04/2012 at 20:08

Yes, for the smallest of fuchsia cuttings, its still a tad too cold at night. In fact its the contrast betwen night time temps and daytime temps which is a shock for them.

20/04/2012 at 18:45

Thanks for all the help.

I've now moved them all back inside we'll see how it goes.


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