Fuchsia Hybrida at home.
Fuchsia hybrida is a species of shrub of the family of onagráceas. It is native to America.
Princess earring is a hybrid species obtained from South American fuchsia species, mainly Fuchsia corymbiflora Ruiz. & Pav., Fuchsia fulgens Moc. & Ses. and Fuchsia magellanica Lam.
Scientific Name: Fuchsia sp
In South America alone there are over 200 different species of princess earring, also known as fuchsia, tickle and tear.
Flower symbol of Rio Grande do Sul, is a plant that is a huge international success. It has many varieties, and both petals and sepals can be of different colors and shapes. The most common colors are red, pink, blue, violet and white, with various combinations, without blending. They rise practically all year round and attract hummingbirds as pollinators.
The branch is pending, but there may be variations, with upright and other pending plants. Should be grown preferably under half shade, some species enjoy full sun.
Its propagation occurs through seeds or by cutting the tips of its branches.
Although it has a great variety, there is a common trait among them all: they greatly appreciate the cold. Therefore, they are more common in places with mild climate. Easily found in the highest regions of Rio Grande do Sul, amid the Atlantic Forest.
Propagation can be either by seed or by cuttings. A curiosity about the origin of its scientific name. Fuchsia derives from the surname of the German physician and botanist Leonhart Fuchs, born in Wemding (1501/1566).