Re: Overwintering fushia plant

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Posted by jjj on August 20, 2002 at 10:56:59:

In Reply to: Overwintering fushia plant posted by Laura on August 17, 2002 at 18:41:42:

: I'm in Zone 5 and have a fushia plant in a hanging planter. What is the best way to overwinter or propagate a fushia?

You need to bring it inside, because fuscias are annuals in z5. Most people do not bother trying to overwinter annuals, but it can be done. The plant will prpbably loose all its flowers and many of its leaves, it needs a warm sunny spot and you may have to cut it way back in order for it to maintain itself.

The biggest thing to worry about is any insects you bring in the house with this plant. You should spray it at least twice with a good inscecticide before actually bringing it in. A couple of spider mites hitching a ride will destroy every plant in your house in a matter of a couple months.

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