Plant Care Impatiens Repens

Impatiens Repens

Also known as

Yellow Impatiens, Yellow Impatiens, Ceylon Balsam and Creeping Balsam


Impatiens repens

How to care for Impatiens Repens


How often to water your Impatiens Repens

Water needs for Impatiens Repens
0.5 cups
every 9

Impatiens Repens needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Diego, California.

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 Repens

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 Impatiens Repens in San Diego, California

San Diego, California

47% Low

Growing Impatiens Repens in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Impatiens Repens in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 28th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Impatiens Repens in San Diego, California

Sunlight will increase by 24.5% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

San Diego is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to increase by 24.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.7 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Impatiens Repens in San Diego, California

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Yellow Impatiens in your home

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

Impatiens Repens 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 San Diego, California ⛅.

Impatiens Repens does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Impatiens Repens

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

When to repot Impatiens Repens

Nutrient needs for plant Impatiens Repens in San Diego, California

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

January 22nd, 2023

The growing potential in San Diego 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 rep…

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Care Summary for Impatiens Repens

Impatiens Repens

Impatiens Repens

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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