Is my Fuchsia dying?

mrbladedude(7)May 7, 2012

The flowers have started to die and fall off. The leaves have also gotten lighter since I got the plant. It looks like its sun deprived. Here are some pictures I took of the plant the day I got it and pictures of the plant now 2 weeks later.

Day I got the plant:

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Today, 2 weeks later. Plant still hanging in same spot. Gets morning sun between 9:00 and 10:30 and then a tiny bit of dilapidated sun around 18:00.

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae73/rc3mil/DSCF2924.jpg

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae73/rc3mil/DSCF2926.jpg

Is this normal?

Thank you

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Firstly it is normal for the flowers to eventually fade and fall off. They don't last forever. But the browning is perhaps not optimal. What is the temperature like where you are, has it been chilly at all? And when you bought the plant had it been hardened off to outdoor conditions. The other possibility is overwatering. That could cause the browning and also the leaf blanching.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 4:01PM
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mrbladedude(7)

It has been a little chilly. Mostly 60's but now its 70's from now on. I took it back to the Nursery I got it from and they said to water the hell out of it. So I brought it home and did just that. I also pulled off all the dead leaves/flowers. Now there are pink and purple "pods" growing on the plant. The plant itself is still alive. Think it will just re flower?

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 1:30PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Remove the seed pods. You want the plant to keep flowering, not go to seed. It will rebloom if you deadhead it.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 6:03PM
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matthook

I got two fuschia plants from Walmart. Repotted them in hanging baskets three weeks later I fertilized them and now the bottom of the main shoots coming out of the root ball are turning brown and none of my blooms are opening. Theirs alot of buds on them but their not opening. The temps have been between 60 at night and 90 durning the day. I have been watering them every three days. I have them facing north so they get the evening sun. I live in Missouri not sure what's happening to them any help would be great. Thanks ahead of time

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 6:02PM
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