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Chilco

Fuchsia magellanica

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Description

It is a bush native to Chile that grows near watercourses and is cultivated as an ornamental plant. It is native to Chiloé Island and Chilean Patagonia. And its use as an ornamental plant is due to the color and shape of its flowers.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Myrtales

Family

Onagraceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum height size 4 meters.

Rapid growth rate.

Blooming time

Spring-autumn.

Flower color

Red and violet.

Sun exposure

To some shade, on steep southern slopes.

Temperature

Average temperature, no lower than 7°c.

Hydric regimen

Associated with watercourses (rivers or lakes), abundant watering during flowering, minimum in winter.

Type of soil

Soil rich in nutrients with good drainage.

Uses

Ornamental and medicinal.

Distribution

It grows from the regions of Valparaíso to Magallanes.

Habitat and association

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