Parrot Plant


Impatiens niamniamensis “Hare’s Hybrid”

Winter is here so that means we’re bringing out more houseplants to go with all those terrariums. This is a pretty interesting one. It will get 2 to 3 ft. tall, shrubby, and is at least semi-hardy around here, although it is frost sensitive so we have it indoor. Not to mention it prefers shady conditions – part to full shade! While it is evergreen, and it does flower all year round, it also does want to be watered a bit more regularly than we should are able to accomplish what with all our cactus and succulents and the like. In general you should water once per week since it’s going into a shady location in your home and the soil won’t particularly dry out all that quickly.

Here’s the flower close up. I did some work on this photo – can you figure out where?


    
    
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