hi i have just managed to aquire some very exotic plant cuttings ( impatiens niamniamensis parrot plant ) is there any body who has them ? if so has any body have any tips on how to care for them . thanks . pineapple . p.s. said cuttings are on my profile picture .


  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Found this on

    Impatiens niamniamensis
    Family: Balsaminaceae
    Parrot Plant
    Origin: Tropical East Africa

    Known as the 'Parrot Plant', this is an exceptionally bizarre and easy to grow plant. Pinch out growing tips to encourage side shoots. A bright position out of full summer sun is required. Feed and water the plants regularly during spring and summer. In winter reduce water but ensure the plants receive as much light as possible. Minimum temperature 50F. Each flower has a curled spur and the color changes along their length; the flower color also varies from plant to plant. Requires a rather acidic, well-drained soil.

  • pineapplepineapple Posts: 8

    Thankyou SwissSue for your reply . It is quite a curious looking plant but images i have now found seems it looks a stunning plant too when mature . Thanks again and i hope i can grow and nurture it to its full and colourful glory . 

  • BiljeBilje Posts: 375

    Hi Pineapple or anyone else with this plant. I was given a rooted cutting of this plant today, how did yours fair over winter? . I know it's not at all frost hardy I have it on a window sill., should I keep it actively growing or slow it down by keeping it on a cooler shadier window sill just damp. Any help gratefully received, thanks

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