Plant Care Oliver's Touch-Me-Not

Oliver's Touch-Me-Not

Also known as

Oliver's touch-me-not and Shrub balsam


Impatiens sodenii

How to care for Oliver's Touch-Me-Not


How often to water your Oliver's Touch-Me-Not

Water needs for Oliver's Touch-Me-Not
0.5 cups
every 9

Oliver's Touch-Me-Not 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 Oliver's Touch-Me-Not

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Oliver's Touch-Me-Not in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Oliver's Touch-Me-Not: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Oliver's Touch-Me-Not love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Oliver's Touch-Me-Not does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Oliver's Touch-Me-Not

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Oliver's Touch-Me-Not: 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 Oliver's Touch-Me-Not after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Oliver's Touch-Me-Not

Oliver's Touch-Me-Not

Oliver's Touch-Me-Not

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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