This rare epiphytic species comes from India (Tamil Nadu and Kerala) and is very easy to grow. It can stand a lot of drought and starts to regrow when the monsoon rains occur. It flowers in the autumn in western Europe, but may do so at other times in other parts of the world. If kept watered, it will stay in leaf all the year round, but will not flower all the year round. The flowers are very similar to Impatiens niamniamensis and Impatiens keillii.

It roots very easily from cuttings and can be grown either in a pot or on, for instance, a coco peat block. Keep a minimum of 10°C in the winter and reduce watering to avoid rot.

 

Impatiens parasitica

Impatiens parasitica

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