new guieni impatiens - Knowledgebase Question

St. Petersburg, Fl
Question by kathy4621
June 7, 2010
A neighbor gave me a hanging pot of new guieni
impatiens in full bloom.
I keep it in some sun but
mostly shade, water it
everyday and do not over-
fertilize. When the flowers it came with fell
off, it never bloomed again. What could be the
reason. It looks very healthy. Should I be pulling off old growth?
(flowers)- which I have
mostly done?


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Answer from NGA
June 7, 2010

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Your plant will produce more flowers if it gets at least 2 hours of morning sunshine each day in the summertime and full sun in the winter months. You don't need to remove the dead flowers - they will drop off by themselves. They flower best from fall through spring and then flower only sporadically in the hot summer months. Your plant will take a little rest from blooming and once it has rested it will develop new flowers. Just be patient with your plant. Enjoy!

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