Plant Care Orange Balsam

Orange Balsam

Also known as



Impatiens capensis

How to care for Orange Balsam


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 New York.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 New York

New York, New York

30% Very Low

Growing Orange Balsam in New York right now

Light needs for plant Orange Balsam in New York

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 30th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Orange Balsam in New York

Sunlight will increase by 38.1% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

New York is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to increase by 38.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Orange Balsam in New York

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 30th, 2023

This month, New York is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of da…

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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 New York ⛅.

Orange Balsam does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Orange Balsam

Nutrient needs for plant Orange Balsam in New York

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 29th, 2023

The growing potential in New York is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repo…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region

Care Summary for Orange Balsam

Orange Balsam

Orange Balsam

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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