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Indoor Plant of the Month – New Guinea Impatiens
Add a striking splash of colour to your home with this month’s plant of the month – New Guinea Impatiens.
Named after their native island of New Guinea, these Impatiens produce flowers much larger than the common bedding plant Impatiens, their beautiful blooms are typically vivid in colour and provide a unique, bold addition to a bright room.
Flowering indoors lasts up to 3 – 4 weeks, they can be kept indoors permanently but these plants do require sunshine to flower, so position on a sunny windowsill when not in flower.
New Guineas are often grown outdoors during the warm growing season and are an excellent choice for containers, their thick petals produce lots of nectar which is great for attracting butterflies and their glossy foliage provides interest throughout the season.
Have the best of both worlds – a great plant for keeping inside when flowering then planting outside in the garden.
See our beautiful selection of New Guinea Impatiens in our Houseplant Department.
Secrets for Success…
- Position in bright light with some sun, avoiding midday summer sun.
- Average temperature with a minimum of 13°C in Winter.
- Water plentifully in Spring and Summer, keeping compost moist at all times, but do not leave sitting in water. Reduce watering in Winter.
- Feed once a week in Spring and Summer with a high potash feed e.g. Tomato feed, or monthly with Streptocarpus food tablets.