Plant Care Balfour's Touch-Me-Not

Balfour's Touch-Me-Not

About Balfour's Touch-Me-Not

Balfour's Touch-Me-Not is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Balfour's Touch-Me-Not likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.


Impatiens balfourii

Also known as

Kashmir balsam and Poor man's orchid

How to care for Balfour's Touch-Me-Not


How often to water your Balfour's Touch-Me-Not

Water needs for Balfour's Touch-Me-Not
0.5 cups
every 9

Balfour's Touch-Me-Not needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Balfour's Touch-Me-Not

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Balfour's Touch-Me-Not in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Balfour's Touch-Me-Not: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Balfour's Touch-Me-Not love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Balfour's Touch-Me-Not does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Balfour's Touch-Me-Not in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Balfour's Touch-Me-Not

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Balfour's Touch-Me-Not: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Balfour's Touch-Me-Not after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Balfour's Touch-Me-Not

Balfour's Touch-Me-Not

Balfour's Touch-Me-Not

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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