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impatiens won't bloom

Posted by dfourer z5 Chicago (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 25, 04 at 13:42

I took some summer "tender annuals" -- impatiens and begonias -- and put them in my terrarium. I'm in Chicago. They are both growing well. The begonias bloom continuously, but the impatiens are all leaves and no flowers. The environment is warm and moist, fluorescent light tubes overhead. I wonder if they want more light, or if they need some kind of stress to start them blooming. These are the common single-flowered impatiens. I also rooted some "New Guini" impatiens, but it's too soon to tell how they are going to do. What do you think?

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RE: impatiens won't bloom

It could be to dark for them. I dont grow my plant underlights but some have had good success. The begonias could take more light if they are the semp types. I think begonias make great companion plants for Impatiens.

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