Sun Patiens not blooming - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by mkill53
July 23, 2010
I purchased 2 of these ( sun patiens)at a local Home Depot (zone 5) I water as required and use a water soluble fertizler as directed.One of the plants does not seem to be blooming....

Answer from NGA
July 23, 2010
Sunpatiens won't wilt in the summer sunshine and should flower freely. If yours isn't you might try pinching back the tips of the stems to promote new growth. This will startle your plant and encourage new, and hopefully flowering, stems. Sometimes plants go through a short resting phase between blooming cycles. Pinching back the stems will usually reset the cycle and you'll get more flowers sooner than you would if you didn't pinch the plants back. Give it a try!

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