The tray is then kept in a warm dark place and when the first plants sprout, the tray is taken into the light but it should still be kept away from sun's direct light. When the new plants develop and get big enough, they are transplanted in pots. We must use big pots because this plant can grow very fast.
Impatiens also needs enough water, or if not, it may wither too fast and then die. One careless day is enough to create such disaster for the poor plant. These plants must also have a moist soil at any time, and mulch is compulsory for its care. The idea is that their soil must be permanently moistened.
Too much sun can make this plant wither, so it's best in a shady spot where it can get about half or less sunlight every day. Morning sun is the best for Impatiens. One should bear in mind that these don't come in all colors. There isn't blue or yellow Impatiens, but can range from white to pink, salmon, orange, red, etc. Some flowers are even bi-colored.
Another interesting fact about Impatiens is that they are edible plants. However, they are not so flavored and are not used too often in the kitchen, like most culinary flowers are.
Although they are mild perennials, Impatiens can be grown annually. Their means of propagation is by seeds or cuttings. Cuttings are the most efficient method of propagation. If you keep the soil moist and make the cuttings at regular intervals, you can fill plenty of space with these gorgeous little flowers.
On the contrary, seeds can be very picky about growing conditions, and because of that the probability of plant propagation through seeding is quite low.