Impatiens repens, commonly known as Creeping Balsam, is native to Sri Lanka, and most people might never guess it is an Impatiens. This unusual species has red cascading stems with tiny, rounded leaves and its bright yellow flowers are bigger than the leaves. It can be grown in a hanging basket or in landscape as ground creepers.
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: An all-purpose, water-soluble balanced fertilizer that contains equal amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (e.g. N-P-K: 15-15-15 +TE) will help to boost plant's overall health by feeding it 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 due to plant colour and size.