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Impatiens niamniamensis


By Meanie

Impatiens niamniamensis (Impatiens niamniamensis (Parrot Plant))

This loves it outdoors in the summer. Best in a fairly shady spot.

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I might move mine outside then it's in the shower room! ;D

25 Jun, 2014


One is planted out and I'll just strike cuttings from it in the autumn. The other one is kept in a pot as a "banker" in case the cuttings fail.

25 Jun, 2014


The one in the shower room grows huge... :D I might have a go at taking some cuttings in the autumn if this is the time to do it... My main problem is I don't have a greenhouse and cuttings take up so much room indoors... :D

26 Jun, 2014


Take cuttings anytime.

See this.................

26 Jun, 2014


Your Congo Imaptiens looks great! I have to take cuttings and move mine into to different parts of my yard. They only live in the ground for about two years then for some reason they decline and die.

30 Jun, 2014


I have to take cuttings 'cos the winter kills them!!
Is it drought stress killing them? Or virus?

30 Jun, 2014


My horticulture friend says there's some type of disease affecting many Impatiens. It's soil-borne.

1 Jul, 2014


There's a virus attacking the common Busy Lizzies over here................

1 Jul, 2014


It could be the same virus. I'll have to research it.

Most Impatiens typically live at least 4 or 5 years.

2 Jul, 2014


To the best of my knowledge, it is only the Busy Lizzie strains that are affected..............

2 Jul, 2014


Here all the impatiens are being affected.

2 Jul, 2014


Ours is going great guns, but I only keep them in pots, and take cuttings when they become too large...

9 Jul, 2014


DD - they really do romp away in a fairly shady spot in the ground and quickly reach a metre or so. They make a great feature plant outdoors.

Delonix - if it is a virus keep it to yourself.

10 Jul, 2014


Here's some information on the impatiens disease. It appears to be the same disease that has hit Europe.

11 Jul, 2014


That's bad news.

11 Jul, 2014


Yes, it's horrible news. I love my variegated-leaf variety with pink flowers. Luckily, I've been able to keep it alive. I take many cuttings.

12 Jul, 2014


Might try it Meanie....

13 Jul, 2014


You won't regret it DD!

13 Jul, 2014

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