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Impatiens niamniamensis

meanie

By Meanie


Impatiens niamniamensis (Impatiens niamniamensis (Parrot Plant))

I was weak again!
Usual story - long road test, garden centre, new plant!
In my defence, I've been after one of these for a while. So when I saw this for four quid I had to snap it up!



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that's lovely Meanie

13 Sep, 2011

 

hehe - don't blame you Meanie - would do the same, lol. It's really fantastic:)

13 Sep, 2011

 

Well...you're in the right support group...!
It's gorgeous!!! A whole new world of impatiens for me, here!

13 Sep, 2011

 

Nice Meanie, it's certainly different...!

13 Sep, 2011

 

lovely colours, is it really same family as busy lizzie??

13 Sep, 2011

 

Nice one M, there is a variegated form of this as well :o)

13 Sep, 2011

 

Its lovely try the old village halls table top sales 50p for one of these.

13 Sep, 2011

 

do they sell the variegated ones in bulk plantoholic?? im sure meanie will be wanting lots!!!??

13 Sep, 2011

 

looks a little treasure Meanie..

13 Sep, 2011

 

I think Meanie must have overdosed on the smelly cheese tonight....!

13 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks all!
I think that I may pass on the variegated one though!

13 Sep, 2011

 

i didn't know they did a variegated one !

13 Sep, 2011

 

There are a few people here that have posted photos of this Homebird - DD and Hywel are two who spring to mind over here in the UK, along with Delonix of course!
You're correct about the spend (although this is a house plant), but I have a simple solution - don't add it up! And make a big deal of the cheapies too, that makes it seem a lot better!

15 Sep, 2011

 

Meanie:

You got a good deal!

My plants in the front yard have been blooming since mid-February. It tends to bloom most of the year. This plant only lives about 2 or 3 years, then you have to take new cuttings.

15 Sep, 2011

 

I have one of your phots up as we speak - I was about to ask how you do this.............

15 Sep, 2011

 

Meanie:

To start new cuttings...I just stick them into the ground or in a pot of soil. However, they can be started in water, also.

15 Sep, 2011

 

With a little bottom heat I presume.........

15 Sep, 2011

 

Meanie:

I've been growing this plant for 16 years...I've never had to use bottom heat (and I've started cuttings any time of the year).

The easiest and fastest way to start this plant is in water.

15 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks for that!

15 Sep, 2011

 

Anytime, dude! :>)

16 Sep, 2011



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