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Fremont, CA
djacob7
Oct 17, 2017 5:48 PM CST
I'm not sure whether it's an Impatience or Vinca, but the leaves are curling. I made sure to water them.
Any ideas?
Thanks.

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DaisyI
Oct 17, 2017 6:54 PM CST
Maybe they need a drink.

Impatiens live in the shade and have serrated leaves.

Vinca live in the sun and have a smooth edge.
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djacob7
Oct 17, 2017 7:38 PM CST
Thanks, Daisy.
So that must be a Vinca coz it has smooth edges.
It doesn't get much sun, so that might be the reason for the curl.
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purpleinopp
Oct 22, 2017 6:54 AM CST
It looks like "Madagascar periwinkle" to me, which used to be in Vinca genus and is still sold, AFAIK, with tags that say "annual Vinca" where not hardy.
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lauriebasler
Oct 22, 2017 7:05 AM CST
Well it could be a few things. Has the soil been quite dry or quite wet?? Are there any dots or spots on the leaves? Is it close to other plants?

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djacob7
Oct 22, 2017 4:32 PM CST
Thanks, Laurie.
The surface of the soil was wet, but it didn't get moisture deep down. It's doing fine now.

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