What are the true conditions?
Over the years I've loved having impatients, BUT have not had much success in keeping them. If I fail to water just once, they will droop and look awful and they have a hard time forgiving me for this. Most of mine are in pots as the ones in the ground either bloom and grow scraggly or don't bloom at all as sometimes they get covered over with elephant ears. I have taken cuttings and rooted them in plain old water, but must change the water daily so they don't turn to mush.
Sometimes after I put them in soil, they just don't seem to care about growing or turn to mush anyway. I know enough not put them in sunny areas. Last year I was careful about shielding the impatients in pots from freezes (we had a couple) and some survived and some did not. What are the true conditions for maintaining these colorful healthy plants.? Also, are they tropical plants?