Posted by Newt on November 10, 2002 at 23:03:11:
In Reply to: Re: Overwintering fushia plant posted by Joyce on November 10, 2002 at 17:16:20:
: : : : 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.
: : Here's a site that should be helpful.
: : Good luck,
Actually, many people let certain plants dry out, so that really isn't a dumb question. My answer is yes, keep it watered. I have one that I've brought in for the winter and it's started to bloom again. In the spring you can check to see if it needs to be divided or moved to a larger pot.