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Actually, fuchsias are real permanent bloomers, which inspire with their blooms from June at the latest until well into autumn. However, the plants, originally native to the South American Andes, are also quite sensitive and require intensive care. No wonder, then, that fuchsias do not want to bloom, especially if they are not cared for properly or incorrectly.

It is very annoying when the fuchsia has no or only a few flowers

Wrong location

A fuchsia that is unwilling to flower can often be found in unfavorable locations that are either too dark or too light. Fuchsias as rainforest dwellers prefer bright, but not full sun places - only certain types and varieties feel comfortable in the blazing sun. You should also keep in mind that the roots need special protection from drying out and heat; all the more, the sunnier the location is. However, if the location is too dark, the fuchsia will also react rather lazily to bloom.

Incorrect fertilization and watering

Poor care is even more common than a wrong location as the cause of fuchsias that are unwilling to flower. Fuchsias need moisture, especially high humidity, and, as typical rainforest dwellers, are also among the heavy consumers. For this reason, the plants must be fertilized regularly; at best in small doses, but more frequently. In addition, fuchsias should not dry out, but should always be slightly damp, especially in hot periods. It also makes sense to keep the humidity high by regularly spraying the plant - air that is too dry causes buds and flowers to dry up and fall off.

Root rot / waterlogging

But be careful when watering: Although fuchsias love moisture, they - like so many other plants - do not tolerate waterlogging. This often leads to root rot due to certain moisture-loving soil bacteria and thus gradually to the death of the plant. However, you can prevent:

  • Plant your fuchsias in a loose, well-drained substrate.
  • Ensure good drainage, especially for potted plants.
  • For this purpose, the plant pot should have a drainage hole for excess watering
  • and the plant substrate can also be loosened up with clay granules or something similar.
  • Water only when the top layer of soil has already dried (finger test)
  • and not necessarily in the greatest heat.
  • In addition, you should not fertilize on dry soil,
  • as this can burn the roots.


If your fuchsias, which are unwilling to flower, make a limp impression, but there is neither a lack of water nor too much moisture, a pest can also be the cause: Vine weevils or voles in particular like to tamper with the roots of planted specimens.

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