Houseplant ID Needed

hippieindenialAugust 22, 2012

Sorry for the photo quality but I'm trying to identify this house plant for a coworker.

What is it?

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I forgot to mention that to me it looks like Impatiens. Maybe she bought an annual not knowing that it's not a house plant and is keeping it inside.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 10:01PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Impatiens. If it looks that good as an indoor plant, then she is far better off keeping it inside! There is a disease that has been sweeping the country (and world) affecting impatiens. It's one of the Downy Mildew pathogens.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 11:07PM
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They are grown here both as bedding plants and as year round houseplants. I think Impatiens walleriana is the correct name. All our F2 Safari hybrids survived this year despite one of the wettest summers ever.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 8:14AM
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You can grow impatiens as house plants? Didn't know that, I'll have to get one and keep it indoors and try it.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 11:06PM
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