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by Shirley4 on November 15, 2006 04:52 AM
My Impatiens plant indoors was thick with blooms, then when they were gone and it was loaded with buds again, they got fat but all fell off without opening. What was the difference? They are in an east window, and I heard they like water so by the time the top of the dirt starts to dry out I water them. Help please.

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by dodge on November 15, 2006 10:18 AM
Shirley

I have some inside, pink doubles.. Doing great.
They dont need excessive water..
Mine are in the east window. Morning sun. I mist them an water only when the soil looks dry on top. Not soaking wet ..Like every 3 days, just a little bit.. In the winter they need less water, unless it is by a heating fixture. That drys them quick.

dodge [wavey]

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by margaret e. pell on November 15, 2006 01:20 PM
How long will they live indoors? I've only seen them as outside annuals.

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by Shirley4 on November 15, 2006 08:06 PM
Thank you Dodge, a lot, for your help!

Margaret, I have had it since the Sunday School kids planted a tiny little piece in a styrofoam cup, which they presented to each woman after church last Mother's Day. I repotted it and it has gotten bushy and 8" tall, probably 10" across at its fullest part. Was loaded with about 20 buds which bloomed 3 or four at a time, but this last crop of that many buds got fat but wouldn't open, finally fell off. I have fallen in love with the plant. Right now it has no buds and I assume it is going into a dormant stage (maybe why the buds wouldn't open.) Thanks for your interest.

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by TomR on November 19, 2006 10:37 AM
With enough Sun they will grow all winter. South or west window for me works great.

Tom

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by dodge on November 19, 2006 10:56 AM
Yes ......
I have a double imp growing in the east window with sun in the morning.. pink .. it is pretty.

dodge

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by Shirley4 on November 19, 2006 11:06 AM
Thank you both. Mine get the morning sun in a window. I have pink and purple.

TomR you said they will grow all winter, but will they bloom?

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by dodge on November 19, 2006 11:12 AM
Shirley ,

Yes .......Mine is blooming .. Double pink.

I wanna see purple......Never seen purple.. I also want some seeds if they are available.
For purple and double oranges ..

dodge

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by Shirley4 on November 26, 2006 10:04 PM
If they ever bloom again I will see about taking seeds.

My plant is doing beautifully, even putting out new growth, all over! Just not blooming. I do believe is in a dormant cycle.

Someone else,in another posting topic I think, about propogating them. Just recently I cut off some pieces and put them in a wine-glass of water, and they have the most beautiful little roots on them!! I can hardly wait to have time to plant them in a little pot I have. I love my Impatiens!!

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by SpringFever on November 26, 2006 10:32 PM
Hmmm never tried them indoors before.. [thinker]

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by dodge on November 26, 2006 11:34 PM
SHIRLEY

Thats all it takes..Mine are blooming now.

Send me an email and I will show you.

dodge

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by TomR on December 02, 2006 08:07 PM
Yes, given enough light (and food!) they bloom all winter.

Tom

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by dodge on December 02, 2006 09:28 PM
Gotcha.

dodge

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by Shirley4 on December 02, 2006 10:09 PM
Thanks! I fed it yesterday! It's so green and crisp and healthy! I moved it away from draft onto the middle of diningroom table, under a bright,warm light which I leave on for it from the time I get up until I go to bed! Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed for buds to appear again.

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