An outstanding side-effect is that SunPatiens® is beneficial for its immediate surroundings. Independent research has proved that SunPatiens® absorbs nitrogen dioxide 3 to 4 times better than the average plant. Planting SunPatiens® can therefore contribute to air purification. In countries with a warm climate, it has even been demonstrated that SunPatiens® can contribute to air cooling.
Since January 2018, Sakata, breeder of SunPatiens®, proudly adopts the anoa and the Minangkabause House in ARTIS, Amsterdam Royal Zoo. The anoa and the Minangkabause House both originate from Indonesia, as does SunPatiens®.