The Q&A Archives: Impatiens Pinching

Question: My impatiens are not spreading, should I pinch back the main stem?

Answer: Impatiens often branches on its own, however if it has not it can be trimmed back to about four to six inches in height or you may pinch back the main stem and that should cause it to branch. This may also delay flowering. (Better quality plants that are well cared for are sold already well branched and developed.) You may then root the trimmings as tip cuttings if desired.

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