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Product Number: 64005

Sensitive Plant

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Mimosa pudica

 

Grown mostly for curiosity this plant is entertaining for all ages. The phenomenal fern like leaves fold up and droop when touched, shaken or blown on and will end up growing puffy little pink flowers. It is best planted in containers during summer and can be as a houseplant. Be aware that this plant is remarkable, but also has toxic alkaloids, provide supervision if showing to young children.

 15 seeds

 

PLANTING

Annual

Germination:  6-14 days , soaking seeds 12-24 hours aids in a quicker germination time.

Seed Planting Depth:  Sow on surface, press in, lightly cover.

Starting Indoors:   Start indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-85 degree F soil temperature. Transplant into the garden or container after the last frost. Water seedlings regularly until established. 

Outside Sowing:  

Growth Habit: Mounded, spreading

Height and Width:  12-14” x 12-14” 

Spacing: 10-12" apart

Light Needs :  Full sun

Soil Needs :  Well drained 

Approximate days to flower from seed:  Started flowering toward the end of the growing season for us, late August.

Uses:  Mixed and single containers, window-boxes, windowsill houseplant 

Care:  Fertilize moderately, let dry out between waterings

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KW
09/01/2018
Kelly Waddell
Tennessee

Not only kids like these plants.

The seeds had a 60% germination rate for me. This was my first time growing this plant successfully, so that's probably on me. The good news is the plants got huge and have produced vast amounts of seed. They have been a huge hit with the kids and adults alike. Now I have enough seed to play with so I can figure out how to get a higher rate of germination. I highly recommend buying these rather than buying the kits you find in hobby stores due to the fact that they did produce plants and the seeds are fresh. Just keep in mind, if you make them happy they can get around 3ft long and they do have thorns. The flowers are absolutely lovely and if you have more than one plant they produce vast amounts of seed.

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