Ask a Question forum: Leaf curl on Impatiens or Vinca

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Fremont, CA
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?

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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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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Fremont, CA
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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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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Name: Laurie b
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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?

Fremont, CA
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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