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By Nariz

Spain Es

What to do about my fuschia?

After assuming that a fuschia given to me by my Spanish neighbour had perished during this last very harsh winter, I was delighted to see new shoots coming from the very base of the plant. But ... there are also some shoots coming up the side of the 12" pot seemingly from the roots. I don't quite know what to do - whether to attempt to re-pot in new compost and break off the new root-shoots and treat them as new rootable plants or to leave well alone? Any suggestions will be gratefully accepted!



Yes this does happen with potted Fuchsias. You could tip it out of the pot and see if there are enough roots on the shoots to support it as a cutting. Pot the bits up and give TLC until growing strongly.

21 Apr, 2010


Thanks, Volunteer. Sorry my response is late - been away for a few days. I'll have a look at the situation and see if I can pot up the new shoots. Nice if I can - new little plants already! After the nice surprise that this one made it through, I've discovered tiny shoots from the base of another fuchsia and from the base of a pelargonium. More sunshine to bring it all on!

24 Apr, 2010

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