How To Propagate Sunpatiens: A Step-By-Step Guide

What are Sunpatiens?

Sunpatiens are a hybrid plant belonging to the Impatiens family, specifically a cross between New Guinea impatiens and traditional impatiens. They’re known for their bright colors and wide range of varieties. These plants love being in full sun, which is why they’re called Sunpatiens! They’re very easy to care for and can bring life to any garden or landscape design.

Propagating Sunpatiens

If you want to expand your collection of Sunpantiems without buying new plants, propagation is the way to go! Propagation allows you to take existing healthy plants and create more from them. There are several ways that you can propagate Sunpatients: stem cuttings, layering or division. All three methods can be done during the growing season when temperatures remain above 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18°C).

Stem Cuttings

The most common way of propagating sunpatients is by taking cuttings from existing stems and planting them in moist soil or rooting mediums like perlite or vermiculite. Take 4-5 inch long stems with at least two sets of leaves on each cutting; remove all but the top set of leaves before placing into the rooting medium – this will prevent moisture loss while allowing light onto the stem as it grows roots. Water well after planting and place in indirect sunlight until rooted (normally 2-4 weeks). Once roots form transplant into individual containers filled with potting mix tailored for flowering plants once nighttime temperatures remain above 55F (12°C).


Layering is another popular method used when propagating sunpantiems that involves bending a low branch down slightly so that part touches the ground then covering it with soil so it makes contact with root stimulating hormones found naturally in soil allowing roots to develop along part of its length while still attached to parent plant – once fully developed sever connection at desired spot & transplant into individual container filled with appropriate potting mix similarly as described previously – procedure should be done during late spring/early summer months otherwise may fail due too cold weather conditions preventing successful rooting process leading up towards permanent separation from parent plant which could result death if procedure not followed correctly/carefully .


Dividing mature clumps of sunpatients every 3 years ensures prosperous health & further expansion capabilities by splitting off sections containing either young shoots/rooted pieces via use shovel digging around edges carefully loosening soil enough ensuring minimal damage occurs during removal process – replant sections separately within individual containers using appropriate potting mix prior regulating moisture levels accordingly provide adequate drainage allow excess water escape freely avoiding potential root rot amongst other diseases associated heavy wet soils commonly found gardens especially those situated poorly drained areas highly susceptible such conditions therefore regular monitoring necessary throughout periods frequent rain etc…