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Browning Fushcia Leaves

Hello Everyone

I am very new to gardening and I am trying to learn the ropes.

I have already developed a bit of a obsession for fuschias and I have a small collection of about 6 varieties. 

A few of my fushcias are showing browning edges to their leaves and dots of brown in the centre of the leaves. I have cut back the majority of the infected leaves so I have limited photos. There is only minor browning in the pictures but before I pruned, it covered about a third of the individual leaves and affected about a quarter of the leaves on the worst effected plant. 

Recently I fertilised them all with miracle grow all purpose concentrate. I water from the base of the plant. The soil is moist and not damp and I water every few days. There has been a lot of hot weather where I live recently.

I'm worried it may be rust. Please can I pick your brains? 




  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,070
    They don't look bad to me - plenty of flowers, and the newer leaves look OK as far as I can see. Healthy plants will live with a bit of pests and diseases and the usual weathering and wear-and-tear as the leaves age through the season.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,268
    They’re fine. Mine are the same…….well some of them anyway. You can’t keep them pristine outside as has been said by Jenny j .Ijust live with it ,be assured they’re not dying or anything. 
  • Thank you both. I was worried that it may be rust at first but the leaves don't have the orange markings below the leaves. I've segregated it from the others just encase and will keep an eye on it. thanks again 
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