Fuchsia microphylla, Fuchsia

Fuchsia microphylla

Family: Onagraceae
Origin: Central America, Mexico
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersEdible plant

Fuchsia microphylla is a shrubby, vining plant native to Central America and Mexico. Also known as 'Fuchsia' or 'Little-leaved Fuchsia', Fuchsia microphylla is an evergreen, groundcover or small shrub. It produces vibrant, red and crimson, vinous flowers that are attractive to hummingbirds.

Fuchsia microphylla is a drought-tolerant plant, but does best when regularly watered. It does best in semi-shaded spots with good air circulation, although it can handle full-sun if watered more often. This plant is hardy in USDA Zone 8-10.

Fuchsia microphylla produces edible fruits. These fruits contain high levels of vitamin C and other minerals. They can be used as a citrus substitute in condiments, sauces and as a flavoring.

The fruit of Fuchsia microphylla is abundant in vitamins and minerals, making it a healthy addition to the diet. Vitamin C can help strengthen the immune system and build up resistance to diseases. It is also a great source of fiber, which helps with digestion. The fruits can also be dried and preserved for later use.

Fuchsia microphylla, the plant is relatively easy to cultivate and propagate. The plant needs regular water, although it can handle dry conditions in the summer months. It should also be protected from extreme cold in colder climates, and can be grown in pots for additional protection.

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