Impatiens walleriana

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Mist every 2 days
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers tepid constant temperatures through the whole year (average under 20 °C).
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity not poisonous


Climate humid subtropical



Other common names Jewelweeds, Balsams, Touch-Me-Nots
Family Balsaminaceae
Other scientific names Impatiens holstii, Impatiens petersiana, Impatiens sultani, Impatiens holstii, Impatiens sultanii


Growth form subshrub
Hardiness USDA 7 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -17°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
  • pink
  • rose
  • orange
  • red
  • magenta
  • violet
  • purple
  • indigo
Leaf color
  • green