Mimosa Pudica

$20.00

The leaves fold or the stem droops when touched! This is how the plant defends itself from harm. Don’t worry though, they will re open a few minutes later. The name pudica means shy in Latin which fits this plant perfectly! 

Part Sun
Medium
Medium
Pet Friendly

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The Dirt

Native to South and Central America. This plant does not like shade! It will close at night and open for the sun. The stems are thin and slender and can extend up, there is also some mini prickles. This plant does flower a purple/pink globe in the summer. It’ll flower more as the plant matures. Fun fact? This plant is considerate invasive in tropical climates. 

Part Sun


This plant likes most rooms with windows facing west or east. You could place it in a spot away from a very sunny window – as light intensity goes down quick as you move away from the light source.


Medium


Water once a week. Before watering, feel the soil, top layer should be dry, if not dry wait a day or two. If the soil still is wet you risk giving the plant too much water, you don’t want it to rot.


Pet Friendly


Yay! This plant is not toxic to our furry friends (regardless, you don’t want them to chew on this beauty).


Mimosa Pudica

Care Tips

Peat moss will improve drainage for this plant. Good drainage is important!

High humidity is key

Moist soil is ideal, not soggy. Make sure the soil never dries out completely

Native to South America & Central America

Common Names


Shy Plant
Sensitive Plant
Touch Me Not

Botanical Name


Mimosa Pudica

Family


Fabaceae

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