The herbaceous plant Busy Lizzy is a member of the Balsaminaceae family. The plant is native to Asia and Africa. It prefers to grow in tropical climates.
The bush grows to about 2 feet in height (0.6 m). Its shoots are decorated with pale red or dark green alternately arranged leaf plates. They are quite wide and have a serrated edge. Its solitary flowers can be single or double. They have a vibrant hue that can vary greatly (except for blue and yellow shades). When the blossom fades, the plant produces a capsule-shaped fruit in its stead. It opens easily after ripening, and many little seeds fall out.