Plant Care Orange Balsam

Orange Balsam

Also known as

jewelweed

Taxonomy

Impatiens capensis
Impatiens
Balsaminaceae
Ericales

How to care for Orange Balsam

Water

How often to water your Orange Balsam

Water needs for Orange Balsam
0.5 cups
every 9

Orange Balsam needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Jacksonville, Florida.

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 Orange Balsam

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Orange Balsam in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

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Growing Orange Balsam in Jacksonville right now

Light needs for plant Orange Balsam in Jacksonville, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 26th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Jacksonville is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Orange Balsam in Jacksonville, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 20.6% ☀️

January 25th, 2023

Jacksonville is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Jacksonville is expected to increase by 20.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.8 megajoules of energ…

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Light needs for plant Orange Balsam in Jacksonville, Florida

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, Jacksonville is getting an average of 7.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of…

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Finding light for Orange Balsam in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Orange Balsam: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Orange Balsam love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Jacksonville, Florida ⛅.

Orange Balsam does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Orange Balsam

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

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Care Summary for Orange Balsam

Orange Balsam

Orange Balsam


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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