Growing Fuchsias in a Greenhouse

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Fuchsias are ideal pot plants for a heated greenhouse, where they will flower in flushes of blossom from April to November. In unheated greenhouses the flowering season is from May until early October.

With little care, fuchsias can easily be trained into a verity of shapes by pinching out the tips of the main stem and the side shoots that grow from them.

Each time a shoot is stopped, the stump of the shoot branches into two or more new shoots. The more shoots you encourage the plant to form, the more bushy it will become. And since fuchsias flower mostly from the tips of the shoots, the more shoots there are the more flowers will be. Greenhouse fuchsias, like their outdoor relatives are not difficult to grow.

The most important caring instructions

Always use a good potting compost. When potting up, firm the compost lightly with your fingers. Shake the compost into t