Plant Care New guinea impatiens
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New guinea impatiens

3.7 out of 5 (11 experiences)

New guinea impatiens has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
New guinea impatiens has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Taxonomy

Impatiens hawkeri
Impatiens
Balsaminaceae
Ericales

How to care for New guinea impatiens

Water

How often to water your New guinea impatiens

Water needs for New guinea impatiens
0.5 cups
every 9

New guinea impatiens 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 New guinea impatiens

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for New guinea impatiens in your home

Light needs and placement for plant New guinea impatiens: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

New guinea impatiens love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

New guinea impatiens does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of New guinea impatiens in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize New guinea impatiens

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

New guinea impatiens 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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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for New guinea impatiens

New guinea impatiens

New guinea impatiens


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

New guinea impatiens has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
New guinea impatiens has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
New guinea impatiens has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
New guinea impatiens has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
New guinea impatiens has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
New guinea impatiens has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Allireid avatar
@Allireid
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 130 XP
globe Conway, South Carolina
09/17/2021

Needs lots of water and sunlight!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Ojurcisin avatar
@Ojurcisin
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 68 XP
globe Richmond, Virginia
06/24/2021

Will wilt really dramatically but will always bounce back after watering!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Brandy avatar
@Brandy
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 3,321 XP
globe Pike, New York
06/19/2021

I don’t know if this plant is going to survive. I love the flowers, but she keeps wilting or getting root rot. Either too little or too much water. I have two of these guys. Both are not very happy at the moment. I gave up and moved one outside. Maybe Mother Nature can do a better job. 😞

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily
Brandy avatar
@Brandy
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 3,321 XP
globe Pike, New York
06/13/2021

I love the flowers, but you need to make sure you keep an eye on the water. If you let her even think she is thirsty, she will scream for a drink and think she is going to die!!!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Brandy avatar
@Brandy
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 3,321 XP
globe Pike, New York
06/10/2021

Help! I can’t figure out what I am doing wrong with this one! He looks like he is dying all the time! I watered him as others have posted, but he turned black and I had to toss half the plant. 😥 I have another similar one in a different pot that seems to be fine.

Jacqueline avatar
@Jacqueline
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 58 XP
06/04/2021

Just learning myself.

Jferluvsconifers avatar
@Jferluvsconifers
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 5,900 XP
globe Greensboro, North Carolina
05/29/2021

Flowered for a long time and is a DRAMA QUEEN when it needs water but then perks up quickly when watered. I mean, shockingly droopy. I have successfully repotted with ease.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Leahtrit avatar
@Leahtrit
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 392 XP
05/17/2021

Once the flowers died they never grew back.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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