Fuchsia ravenii is an evergreen, erect, much-branched shrub growing 120 - 240cm tall[
The edible fruit is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use. The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental.
C. America - southern Mexico - Oaxaca
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A plant of moderate elevations in the tropics. It is likely to be able to tolerate some frosts, with temperatures perhaps as low as -4°c[
Prefers a position in dappled to quite deep shade[
]. Succeeds in a fertile, moist but well-drained soil[
Fuchsia species flower and fruit mainly on new wood produced in the same growing season. Any pruning, therefore, is best carried out at the start of the growing season, cutting out old wood in order to encourage vigorous new growth[
Fruit - raw[
]. The fruit is a small, juicy berry[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe[
] though stored seed can also be used. Surface sow the seed in a semi-shaded position in a seed tray, gently pressing the seed into the compost, and do not allow the compost to dry out[
]. Germination should take place in less than 6 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on until large enough to plant out.
Inter-nodal cuttings of greenwood, 5 - 8cm long in a frame. Quick and easy, a high percentage take[
Inter-nodal cuttings of half-ripe wood in a frame. Very quick and easy, treat as greenwood cuttings above[
Cuttings usually succeed at any time during the growing season[
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