You might never guess that this plant is a species of Impatiens! Native to Sri Lanka, Impatiens repens is a low-growing plant with a creeping habit. This species is commonly called Creeping Balsam or Ceylon Balsam. Plant produces bright yellow flowers bigger than its tiny, rounded green foliage. Their thick, fleshy red stems creep and branch profusely, therefore it is suitable to grow this plant in a hanging pot, allowing the foliage to cascade.
Light: Place the plant in a well-ventilated area whereby it can receive around 4 hours of partial sun.
Water: Once or twice a day, water the plants thoroughly till excess water drains out of the pot. Humidity is needed for it to thrive.
Temperature: Plant tolerates temperature between 16-25°C.
Fertilizer: To boost plant's overall health, feed it with a diluted concentration of water-soluble, balanced fertilizer that contains equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (e.g. N-P-K: 15-15-15) once every two weeks. Otherwise, a slow-release fertilizer (e.g. Osmocote) can be incorporated into the potting media, and to be replenished after about 2-3 months. Do follow the recommended dosage indicated on the fertilizer’s application instructions.
*Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual product may vary as each individual plant has its own appearance (colours, form and size), and pot colour may differ from photo. Plant may not be in a blooming state at the point of sale.