How to grow New Guinea Impatiens

New Guinea Impatiens growing herbaceous of the genus Impatiens also known as Impatiens hawkeri, New Guinea Impatiens perennial evergreen or cold annual used as fragrant ornamental houseplant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+ (as perennial) 4-9 (as annual).

Leaves color green in elliptic shape with serrated edge.

New Guinea Impatiens flower

Flower fragrant color can be red, pink, orange, purple or white, with 5 petals to multi petals, each petal elliptic to heart shape.

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Requirements for New Guinea Impatiens growing and care:

Frost free

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

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

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended 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?
20-60cm, 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 as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Flower fragrant 5 petals to multi petals, each petal elliptic to heart shape, the color can be red, pink, orange, purple or white

Scientific name:

New Guinea Impatiens

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