Answer: It sounds as though your ficus is heat stressed - reflected heat can really stress a plant. I think the humidity level is a little different in Baja than in L.A., too so that could be contributing to the stress. I'd move the ficus to a more protected site, at least until it recovers. Then try finding a spot with only a few hours of morning sun and see how it does. If it's happy, move it into a slightly sunnier spot.
Annual fuchsia's are shade lovers; perennial fuchsias can take morning sun. If yours is in a hanging pot it's probably a shade-lover. Find a place that's in full shade and it should recover.
In the sunny spot, you can use a basket of petunias or geraniums rather than fuchsia's. Both petunias and geraniums are sun lovers.
Best wishes with your garden!
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