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Mimosa pudica, Sensitive Plant.
Mimosa pudica, Sensitive Plant.

MIMOSA PUDICA
Sensitive Plant

This is a really neat plant because when you touch the leaves they close up. You can even blow on the leaves or shake the plant and the same thing will happen. The leaves open back up within a few minutes. It is amazing and fun to play with it! Some common names for this plant include Sensitive plant, Touch Me Not Plant, Shy Plant, Touch Me Plant. The leaves are safe to touch despite the name (touch me not) but do be aware that the plant does have thorns. Plenty of kids play with the plants leaves at our local plant shows. This plant is a fast grower. It likes to grow outside in direct sun and drinks plenty of water. It gets little pink powder puff flowers on and off through out the year.

FAMILY : Fabaceae
ORIGIN : Brazil
SIZE : 2' high, 3' spread
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : frost tender
FLOWER : pink, most of the year
COMMENTS : touch the leaves and they close









 

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