95fd29e48219a7303f783800c733d50b

You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!

Members can create lists of plants to manage your garden, get plant care information sent to you, and connect to other gardeners. It's free and easy, SIGN IN or JOIN NOW and get started right away!

Click This Button To Use These Plant Care Reminders

Go to your My Plant Care page to see what you should be doing in your garden this month!

General Information

Plant Care Instructions By Julie Bawden-Davis

The showy unscented blooms of this tropical plant are favored by hummingbirds. Plant grows best in dappled sunlight or bright shade.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
Web Link - For more information

Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Water

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water about once a week if there is no rainfall.
    2. Protect

    Protect fuchsia from the drying Santa Ana winds. Take down hanging baskets during windstorms and move all potted plants indoors. Mist in-ground plants during windstorms. When frost is predicted, move containerized fuchsias indoors and cover in-ground plants.
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.
    4. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.
    February
    1. Fertilize

    Feed fuchsia with a slow-release fertilizer designed for blooming plants.
    2. Water

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water about once a week if there is no rainfall.
    3. Prune

    Cut back each stem of last year's growth to one or two buds.
    4. Protect

    Protect fuchsia from the drying Santa Ana winds. Take down hanging baskets during windstorms and move all potted plants indoors. Mist in-ground plants during windstorms. When frost is predicted, move containerized fuchsias indoors and cover in-ground plants.
    5. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.
    6. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.
    7. Propagate

    Insert 2- to 3-inch pieces of stem into damp sand and keep moist under a humidity dome until rooted.
    March
    1. Fertilize

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.
    2. Water

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water about once a week if there is no rainfall.
    3. Prune

    When plant begins to leaf out, pinch off growing tips to encourage new, bushy growth.
    4. Protect

    Protect fuchsia from the drying Santa Ana winds. Take down hanging baskets during windstorms and move all potted plants indoors. Mist in-ground plants during windstorms. When frost is predicted, move containerized fuchsias indoors and cover in-ground plants.
    5. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.
    6. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.
    7. Propagate

    Insert 2- to 3-inch pieces of stem into damp sand and keep moist under a humidity dome until rooted.
    April
    1. Buy

    Purchase fuchsia when in bloom so you can choose the flower colors and patterns.
    2. Plant

    Plant fuchsia now when weather is mild, as they react poorly to transplanting in cold or hot weather.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.
    4. Water

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water twice a week depending on weather and if there is no rainfall.
    5. Mulch

    Mulch with a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark.
    6. Protect

    Protect fuchsia from the drying Santa Ana winds. Take down hanging baskets during windstorms and move all potted plants indoors. Mist in-ground plants during windstorms.
    7. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.
    8. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.
    9. Transplant

    Transplant fuchsia now when weather is mild, as they react poorly to transplanting in cold or hot weather.
    10. Propagate

    Insert 2- to 3-inch pieces of stem into damp sand and keep moist under a humidity dome until rooted.
    May
    1. Buy

    Purchase fuchsia when in bloom so you can choose from the many flower colors and patterns.
    2. Plant

    Plant fuchsia now when weather is mild, as they react poorly to transplanting in cold or hot weather.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.
    4. Water

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water twice a week, depending on weather.
    5. Mulch

    Mulch with a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark.
    6. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.
    7. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.
    8. Transplant

    Transplant fuchsia now when weather is mild, as they react poorly to transplanting in cold or hot weather.
    June
    1. Buy

    Purchase fuchsia when in bloom so you can choose from the many flower colors and patterns.
    2. Plant

    Plant fuchsia now when weather is mild, as they react poorly to transplanting in cold or hot weather.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.
    4. Water

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water two or three times a week, depending on the weather.
    5. Mulch

    Mulch with a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark.
    6. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.
    7. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.
    8. Transplant

    Transplant fuchsia now when weather is mild, as they react poorly to transplanting in cold or hot weather.
    July
    1. Buy

    Purchase fuchsia when in bloom so you can choose from the many flower colors and patterns.
    2. Fertilize

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.
    3. Water

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Plant may require daily water when conditions are hot. Fuchsias also appreciate misting to keep the foliage and flowers from drying out.
    4. Mulch

    Mulch with a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark.
    5. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.
    6. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.
    August
    1. Fertilize

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.
    2. Water

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Plant may require daily water when conditions are hot. Fuchsias also appreciate misting to keep the foliage and flowers from drying out.
    3. Mulch

    Mulch with a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark.
    4. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.
    5. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.
    September
    1. Fertilize

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.
    2. Water

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Plant may require daily water when conditions are hot. Fuchsias also appreciate misting to keep the foliage and flowers from drying out.
    3. Mulch

    Mulch with a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark.
    4. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.
    5. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.
    October
    1. Fertilize

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.
    2. Water

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Plant may require daily water when conditions are hot. Fuchsias also appreciate misting to keep the foliage and flowers from drying out.
    3. Mulch

    Mulch with a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark.
    4. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.
    5. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.
    November
    1. Water

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water once or twice a week if there is no rainfall.
    2. Protect

    Protect fuchsia from the drying Santa Ana winds. Take down hanging baskets during windstorms and move all potted plants indoors. Mist in-ground plants during windstorms.
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.
    December
    1. Water

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water about once a week if there is no rainfall.
    2. Protect

    Protect fuchsia from the drying Santa Ana winds. Take down hanging baskets during windstorms and move all potted plants indoors. Mist in-ground plants during windstorms. When frost is predicted, move containerized fuchsias indoors and cover in-ground plants.
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.
    4. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    April

    Purchase fuchsia when in bloom so you can choose the flower colors and patterns.

    May

    Purchase fuchsia when in bloom so you can choose from the many flower colors and patterns.

    June

    Purchase fuchsia when in bloom so you can choose from the many flower colors and patterns.

    July

    Purchase fuchsia when in bloom so you can choose from the many flower colors and patterns.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    April

    Plant fuchsia now when weather is mild, as they react poorly to transplanting in cold or hot weather.

    May

    Plant fuchsia now when weather is mild, as they react poorly to transplanting in cold or hot weather.

    June

    Plant fuchsia now when weather is mild, as they react poorly to transplanting in cold or hot weather.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    February

    Feed fuchsia with a slow-release fertilizer designed for blooming plants.

    March

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.

    April

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.

    May

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.

    June

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.

    July

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.

    August

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.

    September

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.

    October

    Feed fuchsia with a 20-20-20 or a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half-strength.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    January

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water about once a week if there is no rainfall.

    February

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water about once a week if there is no rainfall.

    March

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water about once a week if there is no rainfall.

    April

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water twice a week depending on weather and if there is no rainfall.

    May

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water twice a week, depending on weather.

    June

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water two or three times a week, depending on the weather.

    July

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Plant may require daily water when conditions are hot. Fuchsias also appreciate misting to keep the foliage and flowers from drying out.

    August

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Plant may require daily water when conditions are hot. Fuchsias also appreciate misting to keep the foliage and flowers from drying out.

    September

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Plant may require daily water when conditions are hot. Fuchsias also appreciate misting to keep the foliage and flowers from drying out.

    October

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Plant may require daily water when conditions are hot. Fuchsias also appreciate misting to keep the foliage and flowers from drying out.

    November

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water once or twice a week if there is no rainfall.

    December

    Keep fuchsia soil continually moist but not soggy. Water about once a week if there is no rainfall.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    February

    Cut back each stem of last year's growth to one or two buds.

    March

    When plant begins to leaf out, pinch off growing tips to encourage new, bushy growth.

    Mulch

    Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

    April

    Mulch with a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

    May

    Mulch with a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

    June

    Mulch with a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

    July

    Mulch with a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

    August

    Mulch with a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

    September

    Mulch with a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

    October

    Mulch with a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

    Protect

    When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

    January

    Protect fuchsia from the drying Santa Ana winds. Take down hanging baskets during windstorms and move all potted plants indoors. Mist in-ground plants during windstorms.

    When frost is predicted, move containerized fuchsias indoors and cover in-ground plants.

    February

    Protect fuchsia from the drying Santa Ana winds. Take down hanging baskets during windstorms and move all potted plants indoors. Mist in-ground plants during windstorms.

    When frost is predicted, move containerized fuchsias indoors and cover in-ground plants.

    March

    Protect fuchsia from the drying Santa Ana winds. Take down hanging baskets during windstorms and move all potted plants indoors. Mist in-ground plants during windstorms.

    When frost is predicted, move containerized fuchsias indoors and cover in-ground plants.

    April

    Protect fuchsia from the drying Santa Ana winds. Take down hanging baskets during windstorms and move all potted plants indoors. Mist in-ground plants during windstorms.

    November

    Protect fuchsia from the drying Santa Ana winds. Take down hanging baskets during windstorms and move all potted plants indoors. Mist in-ground plants during windstorms.

    December

    Protect fuchsia from the drying Santa Ana winds. Take down hanging baskets during windstorms and move all potted plants indoors. Mist in-ground plants during windstorms.

    When frost is predicted, move containerized fuchsias indoors and cover in-ground plants.

    Pest/Disease Inspection

    What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

    January

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.

    February

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.

    March

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.

    April

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.

    May

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.

    June

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.

    July

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.

    August

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.

    September

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.

    October

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.

    November

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.

    December

    Inspect for signs of fuchsia gall mite, which causes distorted leaves covered in fine red hair.

    Treat for Pest/Disease

    How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

    January

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.

    February

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.

    March

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.

    April

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.

    May

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.

    June

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.

    July

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.

    August

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.

    September

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.

    October

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.

    December

    Remove and dispose of all gall-infected foliage. Treat with ultra-fine or light horticultural oil according to package directions. Misting regularly helps prevent re-infestation.

    Transplant

    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

    April

    Transplant fuchsia now when weather is mild, as they react poorly to transplanting in cold or hot weather.

    May

    Transplant fuchsia now when weather is mild, as they react poorly to transplanting in cold or hot weather.

    June

    Transplant fuchsia now when weather is mild, as they react poorly to transplanting in cold or hot weather.

    Propagate

    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

    February

    Insert 2- to 3-inch pieces of stem into damp sand and keep moist under a humidity dome until rooted.

    March

    Insert 2- to 3-inch pieces of stem into damp sand and keep moist under a humidity dome until rooted.

    April

    Insert 2- to 3-inch pieces of stem into damp sand and keep moist under a humidity dome until rooted.

Click This Button To Use These Plant Care Reminders

Make your own gardening to-do list today!


Plant Care Reminders

Rose Monthly Plant Care Midwest
Roses Proven Winners

Rose (Rosa hybrid 'Home Run') - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!
Organic Rose Monthly Plant Care
Roses Ralph (Jack) Shoultz

Rose (Rosa Hybrid) Organic Monthly Plant Care Calendar

You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!

Avocado - Haas (Persea americana…

8199 Steve Brigham
Avocado Monthly Plant Care
You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!

Cymbidium Orchids - Care in southern…

48656 Walter Andersen Nursery
Cymbidium Orchid Care
Cymbidium Orchids are so rewarding. Cymbidium Orchids come in so many colors and shade,…

Plant Care Reminders - Herbs - Sunset…

8836 Mr. Mitch
Dill
Do you live In coastal southern California? Do you grow any of these Herbs?

Gardening Articles

Brijette Peña
Expert Bios San Diego Seed Company

Brijette Peña - Southern California

Region: Southern California
Delphinium
Seeds Walter Andersen Nursery

Flower Seed Planting time for coastal southern California

Walter Andersen was kind enough to let us publish this seed planting chart from his fantastic nursery - thanks Walter!

Pat Welsh - Southwest

37117
Pat Welsh
Region: Southwest

Brenda Gousha - Southwest

33979
Brenda Gousha
Region: Southwest

Garden Resolutions you will NEVER Keep

3471
Dirty Gardening Shoes
“Resolve, and thou art free“ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Plant Recommendations

Ron Vanderhoff
Plant Recommendations Ron Vanderhoff

Alstroemeria Inca Series - Southern California

Ron Vanderhoff's Top Plant Recommendation: Favorite Alstroemeria Inca Series for Southern California.
Julian Duval
Plant Recommendations Julian Duval

Water Plants for Containers - Southern California

Julian Duval's Top Plant Recommendations: Water Plants for Containers in Southern California.

Annual Fruits & Vegetables - Southern…

18316 Richard Frost
Artichoke
Richard Frost's Top Plant Recommendations: Favorite Annual Fruits & Vegetables for…

Shrubs & Perennials with Red Color -…

18584 Taylor Murphy
Loropetalum chinense
Taylor Murphy's Top Plant Recommendation: Favorite Shrubs & Perennials with Red Color.

Bullet Proof Bulbs - Southern California

5250 jim threadgill
Jim Threadgill
Jim Threadgill's Top Plant Recommendation: Favorite Bullet Proof Bulbs for Southern…

Featured Plant Care

White Ginger Lily Monthly Plant Care

Hedychium coronarium (White Ginger Lily) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!
Angel Trumpet Monthly Plant Care

Angels Trumpet (Brugmansia spp.) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

in Shrubs
You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!
Clivia miniata Monthly Plant Care

Lily - Kaffir (Clivia miniata) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!

Latest Articles

Edit Your Tagged Photos!

How to Edit or Remove A Plant "Tag" In Your Garden Photos

Instead of 'Tagging' your friends on Facebook, now you can 'Tag' your Plants in your…
Seed Starting

10 Easy Cut Flowers to Direct Sow

in Seeds
A cut-flower garden or "cutting garden" allows you to bring the beauty of your garden…

Popular Articles

Baseball Field Maintenance

Baseball Field Maintenance - A General Guide for Fields of All Levels

in Lawn
More great baseball field resources can be found here (including a pdf version of this…
Queen Palm Care & Use

The Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana) Care & Use

in Trees
Jungle Music Palms and Cycads is a family owned and operated business established in 1977
Microgreens

What are Microgreens and How to Grow Them

in Edibles
Microgreens are tiny leafed vegetables that are grown from seed and require very little…
Kahili Ginger Plant Care

Hedychium gardnerianum (Kahili Ginger) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!

User Guides (Slide)

Popular Recommendations (Slide)