Wimpy New Guinea Impatiens :(

christy51274June 10, 2014

I bought this particular NGI (the orange one on the left) and it was vibrant and robust. Then, one day I moved it to a very sunny spot and then it started wilting and just looked weak. So, of course, I moved it back in a shaded area and gave it a lot of water and within no time, it was lifted up again. However, now, although it's not dying, it still looks wimpy compared to what it looked like before. The flower buds are smaller, producing smaller flowers and the leaves are even smaller. Doesn't appear to be diseased, either.

I'm giving it plenty of water and it's in well-drained soil. Can the sun really do that much damage in just a few hours? It's been this way for over a week ever since that day. I shouldn't complain--it's still alive, but still...

What can I do to "revive" it?

BTW, this is not a before and after photo. Just slightly different shots with the lighting affecting the color results.

Thanks.

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patchyjack(10a)

The plant looks okay to me, but is there a possibility that you're giving it too much water? It's in a pretty big pot for its size.
Also, have you given it any fertiliser?

I grow my NG indoors, but in a very sunny window and it does great.
My guess would be that the fact the plant looks weak was something that was going to happen anyway, regardless of sun.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 9:22AM
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three4rd

They look like they're doing pretty well actually. Best of luck with them.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 10:55AM
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