• Impatiens niamniamensis
  • Impatiens niamniamensis
  • Impatiens niamniamensis
  • Impatiens niamniamensis
    Impatiens niamniamensis

Impatiens niamniamensis

Congo Cockatoo, Parrot Impatiens, Parrot Plant
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: In stock

£9.99

Quick Overview

  • Spectacular multi-coloured flowers
  • Tall succulent stems becoming woody
  • Warm shady aspect with a moist rich soil
  • Tender
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Description

Impatiens niamniamensis, Congo Cockatoo or Parrot Impatiens is a spectacular free-flowering balsam from tropical Africa with a green-mouthed five-petalled flower that is usually not even noticed and completely outshone by the bi-coloured yellow and scarlet flattened tube that sits behind the green corolla. The curving scarlet spur at the end of this tubular structure has the impression of a parrot's beak and gives it many of its common names.

Impatiens niamniamensis is best grown in shade or in a predominently shady aspect with a rich moist substrate. Although tender it can usually kept going through the winter by bringing it indoors in October and keeping it dryish/only just moist and placing it in a warm humid atmosphere in indirect light. A bathroom or kitchen windowsill is perfect. 

Additional Information

Order Ericales
Family Balsaminaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Impatiens bicolor, Impatiens bicolor var. brevifolia, Impatiens dichroa, Impatiens myriantha, Impatiens violaceopilosula,
Geographical Origin Cameroon, Congo, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania
Cultivation Moist soil and a warm shady or partially shady location is best. Can be brought indoors in the winter.
Eventual Height 55cm
Eventual Spread 35cm
Hardiness Tender. Bring indoors in October and keep slightly moist to dryish in a warm humid atmosphere in indirect light. Think bathroom or kitchen windowsill

Impatiens niamniamensis

Congo Cockatoo, Parrot Impatiens, Parrot Plant
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: In stock

£9.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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