Plant Care Buzzy Lizzy

Buzzy Lizzy

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Buzzy Lizzy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

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.

Taxonomy

Impatiens walleriana
Impatiens
Balsaminaceae
Ericales

Also known as

Busy lizzie, Balsam, Sultana and Impatiens

How to care for Buzzy Lizzy

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Buzzy Lizzy →

Common Buzzy Lizzy Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Buzzy Lizzy prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Buzzy Lizzy Water Frequency →

Buzzy Lizzy Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Buzzy Lizzy requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Buzzy Lizzy Light Requirements →

Buzzy Lizzy Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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💨 Humidity

Buzzy Lizzy prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Buzzy Lizzy Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Buzzy Lizzy does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Buzzy Lizzy →

When and How to Successfully Repot Buzzy Lizzy →


💩 Fertilizer

Buzzy Lizzy should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Buzzy Lizzy →


🌎 Native Region

Buzzy Lizzy is native to the Northern Hemisphere.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Buzzy Lizzy grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Buzzy Lizzy →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Buzzy Lizzy can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Buzzy Lizzy Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Buzzy Lizzy can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Buzzy Lizzy →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Buzzy Lizzy

Buzzy Lizzy

Buzzy Lizzy


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.

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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leaf-1 51 Plants
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globe Telford, England
06/21/2021

A gift from a friend

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leaf-1 3 Plants
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globe Los Angeles, CA
05/02/2021

It dies fast

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 51 XP
04/23/2021

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

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Blooms easily Blooms easily
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