How to grow Impatiens balfourii

Impatiens balfourii growing herbaceous of the genus Impatiens also known as Kashmir balsam or Poor man’s orchid, Impatiens balfourii annual used as fragrant ornamental houseplant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, subtropics, temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 4+.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape with serrated edge.

Impatiens balfourii flower

Flower fragrant color can be pink-purple with white in mouth shape.

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How to grow Impatiens balfourii growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to so

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead flowers and leaves, also for design

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 8-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (with light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Fragrant mouth shape flowers in color pink-purple with white

Scientific name:

Impatiens balfourii

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