A rare Fuchsia, with ornate flowers much like F. regia and F. hatschbachii. This species is very uncommon in cultivation, although there are some marketed varieties derived from hybrids of this and some of its relatives.
Small evergreen with a bushy growth habit. The colorful flowers are born throughout the warmer months and are followed by small edible berry-like fruits that are elongated. Has a spreading habit, with underground rhizomes that send up new shoots.
Hardy to at least 15-20F.
Grow in part shade to full shade. Water regularly. Grow in well-drained, moist soil. Good in container culture.
By seeds, which are very small and by cuttings.
Widely appreciated as an ornamental. In recent years a number of hybrids have been produced from this species.
Native to a small area of Brazil.