Fuchsias and fuchsia cuttings thriving indoors...so far


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I live in Michigan so fuchsias won't survive winters unless special care is made to induce dormancy while protecting them. I decided to cut them all the way back to hardwood and only leave a couple leaves. I placed them under regular old T12 fluorescent shop lights and a month later below is what I got. New growth is so compact, they are doing better indoors than they did outdoors over the summer!

CARDINAL. The 3 in the back are actually cuttings from the parent plant in the front. This plant was really doing poorly so after I salvaged what I could for cuttings I chopped it way back. Even though the parent is small, it is recovering nicely.
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MAGELLANICA TOM THUMB: The one on the left is the parent of the other 2. Growth is popping and really compact.
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CHILLERTON BEAUTY
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ANNABEL
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DE BRON'S SMOKEY BLUE
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DODO
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CURTSY
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BLACK PRINCE
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BAGHDAD
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This one is a cutting and I have no idea which of the above plants it came from :confused::unsure:. Maybe one of you can figure it out. I'll just have to wait till everything grows out more. Labels please ugh!!!!
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They are beautiful, green and healthy looking! Can't wait to see the blooms, especially in the dead of winter when colors are so needed to see to sooth the soul. I am envied :(
 
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What a collection! I'm very much looking forward to seeing them in bloom - as you are too I'm sure! :)
 
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Thanks gals! Yes Becky, I am looking forward to it. I wish I had pictures of them right after I cut them back so ya'll could see just how bare they were but I joined this site afterwards so I don't. Still, from this point to the point of flowering there will be a drastic difference. They are growing so fast I am expecting flowering in January. Expect to be further envied IcyBC :D:whistle:
 

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