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Mimosa pudica (Sensitive Plant)

Mimosa pudica
Sensitive Plant

The sensitive plant lives up to its name. Its delicate leaves are touch-sensitive and will fold up one after the other when disturbed and also at night. This fascinating defense mechanism make this a fun and interesting plant to grow. The leaves will unfurl again after a few minutes without disturbance and being touched does not harm the plant. As if this plant wasn't wild enough, it will bloom flowers that look like pink pom-poms! Give lots of light and some extra humidity for best results.

Plant Type
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Indirect Sunlight
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Pink
Flower Season
Growth Rate Fast
Height 18"
Spread 1-5ft
Characteristics Great Foliage
Maintenance Average
Garden Uses House Plant
Soil Type
Soil PH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
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