Fuchsia spots on leaves - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jamnita
June 6, 2010
I have a Fuchsia plant leaves has spots and burnt leaves also what could be the problem. It looks not healthy.


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Answer from NGA
June 6, 2010

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Fuchsia's are perfect for hanging baskets in shady spots. They require lots of water and need good air circulation to keep them healthy. They are susceptible to root rots if the soil remains soggy, and they can get a fungal disease if growing conditions are poor. You may be able to restore the health of your fuchsia by pinching or cutting out the stems affected by the blight, which will encourage the growth of new and healthy stems. And, be careful with feeding. Too much nitrogen fertilizer encourages green vegetative growth - at the expense of blossoms. Another consideration is that they may not like the place they are growing in. Try pinching back, misting with water every day (to increase humidity without oversaturating the soil), and putting them in a brightly lit but shady location until they begin to look healthy again. Hope they perk up for you!

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