Over time, yellowish-orange spores develop on the under and top sides of the leaves, and they drop. asiliveandbreathe on April 10, 2012: Lovely flowers, such a variety. Fuchsia rust (Pucciniastrum epilobii) is a fungal disease that overwinters as spores and infects the underside of fuchsia plant leaves. If the leaves drop during the summer growth period, the plant’s location is to dark or too warm. Mark unread; Skip to new; Mark unread Print Skip to new. My Fuchsia is indoor, it's a small plant and looks quite healthy with so many buds. Fuchsia dropping flowers & buds. The plant has been well watered and I've used a "bloom" fertilizer on it with a 15-30-15 analysis. woodspirit1 Lake Toxaway, NC(Zone 7a) May 28, 2003. Water very sparingly in this period. Can someone please tell me why this is happening. 1 A Guide to Growing Fuchsias. This is especially true of leaves near the bottom of the plant. It did well but now some of the plant buds up well but then the flowers don't open all the way. I bought a gorgeous fuchsia this spring. 1.1 Types of Fuchsia; 1.2 Planting Your Fuchsias; 2 Caring for Fuchsias. Contents. fuchsia, my favorite color, would love to have one of these. It’s easy to understand why the Fuchsia is so popular, all you need to do is plant a few in your garden this coming season. Fuchsia ‘Voodoo’ Live Plant, From Amazon A Guide to Growing Fuchsias. However, I for last 2-3 days the buds are dropping if I am touching the plant. Fuchsia dropping a lot of leaves suddenly. However, this year, it hangs under a wide eave and I am being stingier with the water. rhysjo22 on April 10, 2012: yes the color is such pretty cool thing and it's add color into my life, I will plant like this too! It is growing strongly, in my greenhouse and being fed once a week with Miracle Grow. More. Leaf drop in the winter – A certain amount of leaf drop is natural, but if the branches become almost denuded, the plant is too dark, or getting too much water. Fertilizing conditions: My standard fuchsia 'Britny' is dropping fresh bloom's (not withered). Photo attached. Fuchsia leaves turn yellow and drop from the plant as part of its natural growth cycle. However, a few weeks ago I discovered the bottom leaves yellowing and then dropping off. Watch Reply. The buds are dropping off one of my potted fuchsias without opening at all....I have sixteen pots of different varieties and most are doing brilliantly but I noticed when deadheading this morning that one variety hasn't opened any buds at all and they are just falling off when you touch them gently. The last time, I think I overwatered it. Anything I can do to get it to open the flowers all the way? This could be caused by an attack of aphids, thrips or red spider, but here the pests or marks can be readily seen on the leaves. Now my other small standard fuchsia 'Paula Jane' has started doing something similar with buds rotting and falling. Fuchsia Diseases & Pests. This summer has been great for my fuchsias, with below-seasonal temperatures and many overcast days, and all three of my plants are healthy and covered in leaves and flowers. This is my second attempt to grow a hanging fushia. Hello all, I bought a lovely Gartenmeister Fuchsia about two months ago that was doing very well on my north-facing balcony - growing new branches and putting out tons of blooms. I don't know if I'd call it bud drop or not. Although fuchsias typically thrive when their needs are met, sometimes they show their displeasure by dropping their leaves. However, ONE of my plants - a new one I bought this spring - is refusing to open its flowers. 8 years ago. When a fuchsia grows outdoors year-round in warmer regions, its older stems become woody and it develops into a shrubby plant. daffodilian. 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