Impatiens

Impatiens

Life form Grassy, ​​bush
Family Balsaminaceae
Origin Tropics and subtropics of Asia and Africa.
Ease of cultivation Lung
The size From 20 to 60 cm in height and width.
Growth rate High enough.
Lifespan It is advisable to update the plant with cuttings every 2 years.
Temperature In the summer: 69,8 ° F, if the temperature is higher, it is desirable to provide high humidity and intensive watering; in the winter – 50-60,8 ° F.
Humidity Average. Occasionally spray, but the water should not fall on buds and flowers.
Lighting From light to partial shade, ideal east window. Modern varieties of balsam can withstand a very bright light, but on the southern window in the daytime they should be shaded.
The soil Light fertile substrate. The soil must be breathable, sand or perlite with peat should be added if it is too dense. For a mixture of own preparation, take: 1 part of the turf ground, 1 part coarse-grained sand or perlite and 2 parts peat or humus (leaf land). You can add a little pounded coal. Always use a pot with an opening and drainage.
Watering The soil must be constantly moist, preferably with soft water. The plant responds very quickly to a lack of moisture. In winter, watering is somewhat limited.
Fertilizer During the vegetation period from April to September every 10-15 days with liquid mineral fertilizer.
Reproduction For reproduction, cuttings obtained by cutting can be used. It takes root very easily in water. Seed multiplication is possible with additional artificial illumination.
Bloom From May to December, flowers of different colors up to 4 cm.
Transfer Once in 1-2 years in the spring.
Features of care Plants should be regularly renewed from cuttings and must be cut off in spring or late summer. The plant blooms better in a small pot.
Difficulties It is affected by spider mites, aphids and whiteflies. In the cold with excess moisture, the base of the stem may rot. Possible powdery mildew, rust, leaf spot. Low temperature causes the leaves to fall off, and insufficient watering – their wilting. Weak bloom is observed with a lack of light.
Air cleaning
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