10 years to reach maturity
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Fuchsia microphylla ssp. hidalgensis Overview
Fuchsia microphylla subsp. hidalgensis is an attractive plant in the evening primrose family, Onagraceae. It is a natural, smaller subspecies of the plant Fuchsia microphylla with short, tubular, white flowers. It has a clumping, bushy habit and is half-hardy, coping with temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full or partial sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. Fuchsias in the Encliandra section originate from Central America in tropical rainforest environments, typically at high altitudes over 10,000 feet. A section is a taxonomic grouping below genus, but above species, it is used to organise genera with hundreds of species. These plants are characterised by possessing only 4 stamens protruding from the flower tube, as opposed to the usual 8. The other 4 are enclosed within the tube, the term Encliandra translates to enclosed male, referring to these structures. Encliandra Fuchsias are also often termed Miniature Fuchsias.
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How to propagate Fuchsia microphylla ssp. hidalgensis
Take softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings from late summer to mid autumn.