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Slegault
Jun 8, 2016 10:08 AM CST
Planted some plants in flower box, there seems to be lots of dying leaves, though lots of new ones are sprouting and lots of buds for flower are appearing, is it normal for a lot of leaves to die through the season

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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 8, 2016 11:20 AM CST
Could be just transplant shock. Where are you? New Guinea's don't do well for me in Texas heat of summer.
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plantmanager
Jun 8, 2016 11:22 AM CST
First of all, Welcome to NGA! I was also going to ask where you are, and how much sun they are getting. They need morning sun and partial shade. They fry in heat and full sun. Here is some info I found:
http://www.gardenguides.com/78702-care-new-guinea-impatiens....
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Slegault
Jun 9, 2016 8:49 AM CST
Hello thanks for the replies we live in Canada, southern Alberta, yeah I chose the impatiens because they would be mostly in the shade, so they just have a few hours of sunshine in the morning, I was thinking of transplant shock too, there is a lot of new growth from the stems, I don't know much about plants,i was just surprised to see so much foliage turning brown
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plantmanager
Jun 9, 2016 8:59 AM CST
I'm thinking it's transplant shock. It sounds like they should do well for you in your location. They are gorgeous plants!
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