Mimosa exhibit fascinating animal like response to stimuli.
Mimosa exhibit 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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How To Grow
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.
Blooming Season Begins
Tender Perennial for Outdoors in Summer or Indoors Year Round