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San Diego (Zone 10a)
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Mark619
Sep 4, 2015 8:55 AM CST
What is wrong with my fuchsia?? It's in a hanging basket under a tree...

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Went from full to almost gone Crying
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Sep 4, 2015 11:51 AM CST

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Is it getting enough water? Fuchsias in hanging pots need lots of watering, especially in California.
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Mark619
Sep 4, 2015 12:26 PM CST
We thought we were watering enough almost maybe too much?
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 4, 2015 12:44 PM CST

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Years ago, a nurseryman told a friend of mine that an overwatered hanging fuchsia basket would be the eighth wonder of the world, so I don't think that's your problem. Is it possible that it was overfertilized? That could burn the leaves.
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Mark619
Sep 4, 2015 3:39 PM CST
No fertilizer as of yet Crying Crying
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Sep 4, 2015 3:54 PM CST

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Try giving it more water. That's all I can recommend.
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midnight21
Sep 8, 2015 9:01 AM CST
Hello All

I am back, hopefully for longer this time. Have had quite a few problems, including the removal of a cancer, but have been told I am OK now. Anyway back to your problem. I think this is a certain case of OVER watering. It is said that fuchsias cannot be over watered. Rubbish. They are fibrous rooted , and if over watered they will drown. They should be kept moist, not wet. The only advice I can give is to re-pot it in fresh compost, put it in a cool shady place, and hope for the best. I have registered a few new varieties, and will try to send pictures of them soon. Glad to be back.

John Hurray!

Cvenol
Sep 8, 2015 9:39 AM CST
i agree OVER WATERING
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Sep 8, 2015 12:47 PM CST

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You're overlooking Mark's location. We are in a three-year drought here in California and we have low levels of humidity. The weather in my area today is 95 degrees F with only14% humidity. It is virtually impossible to overwater a hanging fuchsia basket here.

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