The Balsam plant, also known as the ‘garden balsam’, or the ‘rose balsam’, is native to India and Myanmar. It is an annual plant growing with a thick, soft stem, with spirally arranged leaves. The botanical name for the plant is ‘Impatiens Balsamina’, and it has red, pink, mauve, lilac, purple, and white colored flowers. The flowering plant is hardy and attracts many pollinating insects.
The Balsamina flowering plant is valued for its vibrant and attractive flowers, making it a gardener’s favorite.
The blooms of the Balsamina plant are nectar-rich and attract many pollinating insects that improve garden biodiversity and promote pollination of other plants
The Balsamina plant is an annual plant and is a fast grower, rewarding with abundant blooms throughout the season.
Balsamina is a unique plant with a tendency to explosively throw its seeds away from itself. This is also the reason for the genus name, ‘Impatiens’, meaning Impatient.
Water Balsam plants consistently, as they like moist soil. Make sure that the topsoil is almost dry before watering. Avoid overwatering.
The Balsamina plant loves bright to partial sunlight. Make sure that the plant receives at least 4-5 hours of direct sunlight in a day.
Balsamina is an outdoor plant. It should be kept in an area receiving good bright sunlight.
To Fertilize - Add nitrogen and phosphorus to the Balsamina Plant to maintain good plant and flower growth. You can also add dry banana peels as they are a rich source of nitrogen. You can also use Vermicompost every 2 weeks.
Keep pruning the Balsamina plant to encourage flower growth. Soft pruning and deadheading will increase foliage.
The Balsamina plant is less prone to pest attacks. Keep spraying the plant with neem spray every 2 weeks as a precautionary measure.
The Balsamina plant can be watered by using a spray nozzle or a watering can.
The Balsamina plant is a flower of the winter season and its seeds should be planted by mid-September.
The Balsamina plant takes at least 10-15 days to germinate.
The Balsamina plant needs direct to partial sunlight.
The Balsamina is an outdoor plant and is widely used in landscaping.
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