Paul Nickerson

Plant Identification? FUCHSIA!

In Identification on October 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Can anyone identify this flower for me? I am not sure what exactly it is.

  1. this flower might be in the bleeding heart family…i’m not sure though.i think the dessert rose will propagate nicely since it’s similar to a plumeria. typically, when you trim a dracaena, just below the place where you cut it, two new spouts will appear. This means your tree/plant is branding out. A fuller plant will form…versus a tall/lanky plant. I used to be a huge advocate of pruning back avocados at 3-5 feet. This way, you can always reach the fruit…it’s a big deal when you have a small peach tree (which is still 20 ft tall) and you can’t reach the fruit, Same goes for mango and avocado. They will still produce nice fruit in a “dwarf” growth habit.

  2. Thank you so much for this info! The flower has been identified as a fuchsia! I will have to try pruning back one of my draceana and see how it does. My avocado tree starting branching in its own, so that seems to be doing great!

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