Plant Care Impatiens Capensis

Impatiens Capensis

Also known as

Spotted jewelweed, Spotted jewelweed, Orange jewelweed, Touch-me-not, Common jewelweed and Orange balsam


Impatiens capensis

How to care for Impatiens Capensis


How often to water your Impatiens Capensis

Water needs for Impatiens Capensis
0.5 cups
every 9

Impatiens Capensis 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 Impatiens Capensis

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 Spotted jewelweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Impatiens Capensis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Impatiens Capensis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Impatiens Capensis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Impatiens Capensis in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Impatiens Capensis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Impatiens Capensis: 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 Impatiens Capensis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Impatiens Capensis is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Impatiens Capensis

Impatiens Capensis

Impatiens Capensis

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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