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Impatiens niamniamensis (Parrot impatiens)

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Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.9m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.9m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Impatiens niamniamensis

Other names: Parrot impatiens, Parrot plant, Congo cockatoo, Impatiens congolensis

Genus: Impatiens Impatiens

Species: I. niamniamensis - I. niamniamensis is an tender, erect, short-lived perennial with dark brown stems bearing spirally-arranged, ovate to elliptic, scalloped, dark green leaves and, at any time of year, narrow, hooded, spurred, bright red and yellow flowers blooming from the leaf axils.


Impatiens niamniamensis is: Evergreen

Flower: Red, Yellow in All seasons

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Erect

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil , Aphids Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil , Aphids

Specific diseases: Botryosphaeria fungus Botryosphaeria fungus

General care

Propagation methods: Seed, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Impatiens niamniamensis (Parrot impatiens) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation: Grow in a sheltered, partially shaded spot in moist but well-drained soil. Under glass, grow in loamless or loam-based compost in bright, filtered light with moderate to high humidity. In growth, water moderately and feed monthly.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Impatiens niamniamensis

Other names: Parrot impatiens, Parrot plant, Congo cockatoo, Impatiens congolensis

Genus: Impatiens Impatiens

Species: I. niamniamensis - I. niamniamensis is an tender, erect, short-lived perennial with dark brown stems bearing spirally-arranged, ovate to elliptic, scalloped, dark green leaves and, at any time of year, narrow, hooded, spurred, bright red and yellow flowers blooming from the leaf axils.


Impatiens niamniamensis is: Evergreen

Flower: Red, Yellow in All seasons

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Erect

Watch out for

Specific pests: Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil , Aphids

Specific diseases: Botryosphaeria fungus

General care

Propagation methods: Seed, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Impatiens niamniamensis (Parrot impatiens) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation: Grow in a sheltered, partially shaded spot in moist but well-drained soil. Under glass, grow in loamless or loam-based compost in bright, filtered light with moderate to high humidity. In growth, water moderately and feed monthly.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)


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