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Photo: Impatiens

Photo: Impatiens

General description

Impatiens is a beautiful annual that makes an excellent houseplant or summer bedding plant. It is also known as "Busy Lizzie" and its name is a Latin word that describes the way its seeds shoot out of its pods when ripe (the slightest touch can make a ripe impatiens seed pod burst open and scatter its seeds).

Plant requirements

 Impatiens like shade and moisture.

Maintenance

The most important thing to remember about impatiens plants is to water them regularly. Keep them moist, but not too wet. If the plants dry out, they will lose their leaves. If you over-water the plants, this could encourage fungal diseases.

Practical use

Impatiens is a beautiful annual that makes an excellent houseplant or summer bedding plant. 

Properties

Height
20 - 80 cm
Color
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Soil type
Loam
Sunlight
Partial shade
PH
Neutral
Moisture
Moist but well-drained