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Bright pink flowers of indoor tropical Sensitive Plant Mimosa pudica glow in sun like fiber-optic lights | Heartwood Seeds UK
The rare annual exotic houseplant Mimosa pudica the Sensitive Plant sits in blue pot on garden bench in outdoor exotic garden
Mimosa pudica Sensitive Plant seeds
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Mimosa pudica (Sensitive Plant) | 30 - 10,000 Seeds | £3.49 - £99.99

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Mimosa pudica - (Sensitive Plant) 


Native to tropical South and Central America, this species is popular as a house plant throughout the world for its amazing ability to move by itself.  The leaves are sensitive to heat and touch, which quickly close up by themselves when touched by your finger, eventually slowly re-opening! 


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This 'rapid plant movement' is thought to be a protective mechanism to deter herbivores or insects from eating the leaves and, on sensing heat, plant chemicals are released which changes the movement of water within its cells causing the leaves to close quickly


Produces beautiful bright pink flowers, reminiscent of fiber optic lights!


Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack


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Genus: Mimosa


Species: pudica


English name: Sensitive Plant


Plant type: Tropical house plant / Annual


Eventual height: Up to 50cm in height


Season of Interest: All year


Hardiness: Frost tender; ideal as a house plant


Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade


Soil: Well-drained compost


Watering: Only water when compost has started to dry within the top inch; free-draining soils are best


Propagation methods: From seed


Warning: Can be poisonous if eaten by humans or pets, and the stems have prickles




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The seed delivery was fast and I planted them as soon as I could. Im pleased to say they all seemed to grow with no problem and were big enough for anyone to see! Friends asked if I could grow on a seedling for them too and because I had a lot I was happy to share them and tell them where they came from.