Propagating new fuchsia plants.
Finding cutting material and preparation
Before you start
When cutting back the fuchsias, you will often find good material to take cuttings, so it is worth examining any of your favourite plants for soft wood branches that have not flowered this year.
Cuttings will root very quickly in spring, once the new growth begins, but nice plants can be produced from cuttings taken in the autumn, though their progress will be much slower.
In autumn, cuttings will benefit from having the base of their stems being dipped in hormonal rooting gel before being placed in the compost.
In springtime, fuchsias grow readily and they don’t need any rooting hormones.