Impatiens
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

Origin

Climate humid subtropical

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Names

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

Characteristics

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