Impatiens is a beautiful annual that makes an excellent houseplant or summer bedding plant. It is also known as “Busy Lizzie” and its name is a Latin word that describes the way its seeds shoot out of its pods when ripe (the slightest touch can make a ripe impatiens seed pod burst open and scatter its seeds).
I TRIED AND TESTED THIS… it actually explodes.
Grow bright, colorful impatiens (Impatiens walleriana) as bedding plants, in annual flower gardens or in containers and hanging baskets to brighten up porches, patios and other outdoor living spaces. Impatiens are a warm-season annual. So One can grow them in Mumbai through out the year.
The above plant that you are seeing is a product of just one seed. Yes! just one seed and you can see how many flowers one can have by planted One solo seed.
Best part about these plants are, once they start to flower, which is 6-7 weeks after you have sown the seeds. One flower come every day, till it turns in to a bouquet of beautiful, eye catchy impatiens.
Take a look!
|FIRST TIME I SPOTTED A BUD.|
I could go on and on.. but believe it, that’s how they come to life, one each day, and the old flowers stay intact for more than 2-3 weeks, ending up in a small plant with countless flowers.
The most important thing to remember about impatiens plants is to water them regularly. Keep them moist, but not too wet. If the plants dry out, they will lose their leaves. If you over-water the plants, this could encourage fungal diseases.
Besides that these beautiful flowers are no fuss at all.
Happy Germinating 🙂