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'Sensitive Plant' Mimosa (Mimosa pudica) 6070

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Mimosa exhibit a fascinating animal like response to stimuli. Fern-like leaves of this plant will fold up when touched then reopen a short time later. A whispering noise accompanies their closing. This folding of leaves after touch or shaking is termed seismonastic movement. Mimosa fold their leaves with night fall opening again with daylight, a phenomena known as nyctinastic movement. Mimosa produce cute, globe-like flower heads clustered with pink/purple flowers. Performs well as a house plant.

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150 seed/gram. Germination is enhanced by soaking overnight in water. Sow seed 3 mm (1/8") deep in a fine mix. Maintain a growing medium temperature of 26 C (80 F) for the 15 day germination period then grow on under lights at 18 C (65 F) before hardening off and moving them outside to the garden after the danger of frost has passed. Prefers hot, humid growing conditions. Mimosa is a perennial plant that is definitely not winter hardy so plants growing outside through the summer must be moved back indoors before the first frost. This is not a bad thing as Mimosa makes a decent indoor plant as well.
Late Summer
Tender Perennial for Outdoors in Summer or Indoors Year Round
Start Indoors
12 to 17
Bright Indirect
Bushy
Killed by Frost
Prior Experience Beneficial
Heirloom
Fabaceae
Mimosa pudica
Indoor plant
Patio container plant
Specimen
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