Plant Care Poor man's rhododendron
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Poor man's rhododendron

Also known as

Oliver's touch-me-not and Shrub balsam

Taxonomy

Impatiens sodenii
Impatiens
Balsaminaceae
Ericales

How to care for Poor man's rhododendron

Water

How often to water your Poor man's rhododendron

Water needs for Poor man's rhododendron
0.5 cups
every 9

Poor man's rhododendron 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 Poor man's rhododendron

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Poor man's rhododendron in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Poor man's rhododendron: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Poor man's rhododendron may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Poor man's rhododendron

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Poor man's rhododendron: 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 Poor man's rhododendron after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Poor man's rhododendron

Poor man's rhododendron

Poor man's rhododendron


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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