Plant Care Buzzy Lizzy

Buzzy Lizzy

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About Buzzy Lizzy

Impateins walleriana is an annual bedding plant with a wide variety of colors and does best in part shade to full shade. Impatiens hawkeri is an alternative that is resistant to downy mildew. Downey Mildew is caused by the ‘fungus-like’ organism Plasmopara obducens.


Impatiens walleriana

Also known as

Busy lizzie, Balsam, Sultana and Impatiens

How to care for Buzzy Lizzy


How often to water your Buzzy Lizzy

Water needs for Buzzy Lizzy
0.5 cups
every 9

Buzzy Lizzy 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 Buzzy Lizzy

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.

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Finding light for Buzzy Lizzy in your home

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

Buzzy Lizzy love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Buzzy Lizzy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Buzzy Lizzy

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

Difficulty Level

Buzzy Lizzy is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Buzzy Lizzy

Buzzy Lizzy

Buzzy Lizzy

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.

What other plant parents say

Buzzy Lizzy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Buzzy Lizzy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Buzzy Lizzy has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Buzzy Lizzy has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Buzzy Lizzy has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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It dies fast

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This is a great plant for flower lovers. Buds easily and keeps budding. Easy to care for. 🧡

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