We weren’t sure if we were still in Guatemala or if we had strayed over the border into Mexico. We were completely lost in the Mirador dos Lagunas Rio Azul wilderness area and we had not seen a person all day. Our topo map showed two large lakes and we were not sure which one was spread out below us. Thick mist shrouded the trees which wore a mantle of emerald green. We stopped and listened and all we could hear was water dripping. The whole forest, everything was constantly dripping. As we set up camp in the driest place we could find we spotted a wonderful plant. Fuchsia thymifolia is in the Encliandra group of fuchsias that grow in the cool, evergreen, cloud forests from Mexico to North Guatemala at altitudes between 4,500 to 10,000 feet. A miniature fuchsia, this little gem has pink and red mini-flowers and glossy dark green tiny leaves. It also sports attractive dark blue/purple berries which make this an exceptionally attractive plant. It is best planted where you can appreciate it up close and continually blooms from early spring until first frost. It is also resistant to fuchsia mite. We offer this special plant in quart containers.
Quart Containers $19.99 Big Plants!