The affected areas of the upper surface may turn a purple colour on some cultivars. While dormant, a plant’s leaves fall off and it might look dead. The old growth, while looking like a bunch of dead sticks, provides insulation for the plant during the winter, and helps to prevent rot from cold freezing rain. Insects. Asked June 27, 2020, 12:23 PM EDT. Please send several images of your fuchsia. Make sure the excess water that goes in the pot comes out the bottom or you'll encourage root rot, which can make a plant listless and cause bud drop on fuchsia for a … I'm trying to keep it moist, not wet. My second year fuchsia looks healthy but has multiple yellowing leaves that die and fall off. Is this normal or sign of a disease condition? As the days get colder and shorter your fuchsia will start to shed its leaves, they will turn yellow then fall off. Fuchsia Leaves Turning Yellow. Tidy up the Fuchsia by removing all dead, dying, or damaged foliage and growth. Gardeners must lift all trailing and half-hardy fuchsias from the flowerbed in the fall before temperatures start to fall below 41F. Aphids also cause distorted leaves though, so check your other plants for those. Don't worry—new leaves will grow in the spring! Yellowing and Dying leaves on Fuchsia. Overwinter your Fuchsia in a place in the garden that is free of frost. Fuchsia bougainvillea sits tabletop on the front porch at Margaret Orr's home. But blooms are also falling off mine at the rate of about 5 or more a day. Slightly offended, I stood over this tiny plant in the 3-inch plastic pot and uttered in my best Russian accent, “If he dies, he dies.” It was very Ivan Drago, only I wasn’t sweaty, I’m not Russian and my opponent was a plant. If your plant has already been through a frost, some or all of the leaves may have already fallen off. 1) the fuchsia and its surroundings. Also, the leaves look a bit puckered, not exactly wilted. Q. The underside of the fuchsia leaves take on a bronzed look. When is the best time to buy fuchsia cuttings? The flowers are also distorted and fail to develop properly. Over watering. Back. As time goes on the leaves turn brown and shrivel up, eventually falling off the plant which can die if the infestation is sufficiently advanced before it is noticed. Friday, September 20, 2013 in New Orleans. Use your garden shears or a sharp pair of scissors to snip away any leaves that are left on the plant. Cut any remaining leaves off of the plant. I also have a new hanging fuchsia, a deep pink and white one, which is very bushy and covered with blooms and buds. If your leaves are starting to turn yellow in the autumn then there is no need to worry. This problem is best caught early if the plants are to be saved. Under watering can induce an early dormancy in some fuchsias, causing them to slough both blooms and leaves. 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