Plant Care Impatiens

Impatiens

Taxonomy

Impatiens mackeyana
Impatiens
Balsaminaceae
Ericales

How to care for Impatiens

Water

How often to water your Impatiens

Water needs for Impatiens
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Impatiens

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Impatiens in your home

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

Impatiens love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Impatiens does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Impatiens

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

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Care Summary for Impatiens

Impatiens

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.

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