How to grow Mimosa pudica

Mimosa pudica growing creeping herbaceous legume of the genus Mimosa also known as Sensitive plant or Shy plant, Mimosa pudica perennial evergreen or annual in cold climate, used as ornamental groundcover plant or as medical plant, can grow in tropics, subtropics, mediterranean or temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 12+ as perennial 4-11 as annual.

Mimosa pudica leaves

Leaves color green in elliptic shape the plants known for the leaves that move when something touch them or even wind, leaves grow in pinnate structure and when touched the leaves close them self

Flower color purple or pink, flower shape it pompon.

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Requirements for Mimosa pudica growing and care:

Warm climate

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Thrips, aphids, spider mite

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
30-50 cm, 12-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Pompon flower can be in purple or pink

Scientific name:

Mimosa pudica

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