I bought a big, wonderful Fuchsia to hang on my porch which gets shade all day. It was doing fine till the last couple days when the weather got to the 80’s. It is going to get hotter, what can I do , the plant is never in the sun?
Fuchsias like cool days and cool nights. They are more suited to weather in the Pacific Northwest or highlands of Hawaii. They prefer morning sun and afternoon shade and cannot tolerate hot weather which causes them to wilt and drop their flowers. Continue to keep it in the shade and out of the drying wind until the weather cools down a bit.
Water it enough to keep the soil evenly moist but not too wet. A misting will also be appreciated when the leaves get droopy. If your fuchsia stops blooming, cut the plant back to a node and it should give off new growth within a month and rebloom from the new growth. When in bloom, feed it every two weeks with a 1/2 dose of a balanced fertilizer.
Eventhough fuchsia flowers are not fragrant their sweet nectar attracts hummingbirds.