Plant Care Spotted Jewelweed

Spotted Jewelweed

About Spotted Jewelweed

Spotted Jewelweed is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Spotted Jewelweed likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Spotted Jewelweed belongs to the Impatiens genus, and is native to North America.


Impatiens hochstetteri

Also known as

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

How to care for Spotted Jewelweed


How often to water your Spotted Jewelweed

Water needs for Spotted Jewelweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Spotted Jewelweed 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 Spotted Jewelweed

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Spotted Jewelweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Spotted Jewelweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Spotted Jewelweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Spotted Jewelweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Spotted Jewelweed

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

Difficulty Level

Spotted Jewelweed 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!

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Care Summary for Spotted Jewelweed

Spotted Jewelweed

Spotted Jewelweed

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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