Impatiens new guinea

Impatiens from New Guinea to our homes

In the mid-1800s, the famous botanist and researcher John Hooker was lucky enough to discover a flowering plant, which was later given the name of impaties. It was the botanist himself who baptized the plant with the name of impatiens. Hooker already over ninety years old after a life of sacrifices and sufferings for the numerous trips made all over the world in search of plants, gave the plant its name, starting its cultivation in Europe. From the first species of New Guinea impatiens, splendid varieties with white, orange, purple, cream, red flowers were obtained. New Guinea impatiens belongs to the Balsaminaceae family. In popular tradition, New Guinea impatiens flowers are also called “glass flowers” or “

New Guinea impatiens: planting

New Guinea impatiens is grown indoors as a flowering plant. In fact, vases with beautiful New Guinea impatiens can often be seen in the apartments of enthusiasts. This plant can be grown safely in pots and boxes even between the double glazing of windows and balconies. Impatiens is an easy to grow plant, even in our regions. It can overwinter indoors in a very bright place. If the watery twigs are topped every 40-50 days, the plant will flower all year round. Impatiens can also be grown in special hanging containers, where, by letting the vegetation stretch, a nice cascade of flowers will form. In addition to being grown at home, the impatiens finds a precise location on terraces in low light positions. This plant at

New Guinea impatiens: watering, fertilizing

New Guinea impatiens needs a very humiferous, fertile soil mixed with sand. Fertilization must be administered very carefully to avoid that excessive fertilization produces abundant green vegetation at the expense of flowering. Also water with particular attention to avoid stagnation of water that favor attacks of aphids and the appearance of fumaggini, often also of snails, snails and red spider. They are plants with watery stems of poor consistency that can be damaged by excess of both watering and fertilizing. In nature there are several varieties of this plant. Impatiens has a very large number of species, over 600, but only a few are interested in floriculture. The leaves are elliptical in shape of a more or less intense green color,

New guinea impatiens: New guinea impatiens: flowering

New Guinea impatiens plants that keep one year for another, that is, those that overwinter and flower indoors. They will need to be trimmed in early spring, 8-10 cm from the base, repotting them with a good, fresh, loose soil. They will bloom again in a short time. Outdoor flowering occurs from June onwards and often until early October, if you have the foresight to trim the plants at least 2-3 times during this period. The flowers are of various colors: white, red, orange, pink. There are also two-colored hybrids. Impatiens is of great ornamental effect when in gardens or public and private parks it is used for the formation of large single-colored flower beds or with colored flowers. L’

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