Sensitive Plant Seeds (Mimosa Pudica) Touch-Me-Not,Makes a nice house plant !
Sensitive Plant, Shameplant, Shy Plant, Humble Plant, Sleeping Grass, Touch-Me-Not, Lajjalu, Bashful Mimosa Mimosa pudicaPerennial (tender). Perennial in the tropics and as a houseplant, otherwise grown as an annual. Touch sensitive plant’s leaves and watch them fold right before your eyes! An entire branch will droop with increased agitation. Bring it indoors to a sunny window for the winter for an interesting conversation piece. Pink puffball flowers add to its charm. Unlike other plants with leaf movement, sensitive plant is not carnivorous.
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa Pudica) - Start Mimosa Pudica seeds to grow this unique plant that will capture your attention and entertain you! This tropical plant responds to physical touch with seismonastic movements, and at night, the leaves will also fold and bend in movements known as nyctonastic movements that are a reaction to the darkness. At night, the leaves assume a folded or sleeping posture. When the plant is touched or in response to applying heat, the leaves can move very rapidly, and the plant can snap its leaves shut. The plant has many other names: Sleeping Grass, Prayer Plant, Humble Plant, Tickle Me Plant, and Touch Me Not. The Mimosa Pudica plant makes a nice house plant and can be grown in a bright, sunny window. The Mimosa Pudica Sensitive Plant has pink, silky flower and attractive, bright green leaves.
Growing Mimosa Pudica from flower seed is not difficult. It is recommend to soak the seeds 24 hours in water. Press the Mimosa Pudica seeds into the soil and lightly cover with 1/8 inch of soil. Keep the flower seed moist until germination. Covering the pot with clear plastic can help to hold in the moisture, but remove the plastic as soon as there is a sprout.
- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 12 inches
- Bloom Season: Mid summer
- Bloom Color: Pink
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Rich, moist soil, pH 6.6 - 7.5
- Temperature: 65 - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 5 - 10 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Plant the seeds 1/8 th inch deep
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 15 inches