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sensitive plant

Mimosa pudica

action plant , humble plant , live and die , sensible plant , shame plant , touch-me-not

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This short lived perennial or annual has a low growing habit with spiny stems which produce pinnate leaves and tiny round heads of flowers

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take softwood cuttings in early summer.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Brazil

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Notes
This plant suits containers for patios or conservatories.

Personality

Family
Mimosaceae
Flower colour
Pink, Purples
Scent
None

Problems

Red spider mite can be a problem but it is usually disease free.

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