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Houseplant ID Needed

Posted by hippieindenial 5b Ontario (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 22, 12 at 21:58

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

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RE: Houseplant ID Needed

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.

RE: Houseplant ID Needed

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.

RE: Houseplant ID Needed

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.

RE: Houseplant ID Needed

You can grow impatiens as house plants? Didn't know that, I'll have to get one and keep it indoors and try it.

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