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Sensitive Plant


By Keely

Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)

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What lovely leaf colour Keely do u know the plants name?im sure some 1 might if u put the pic on BLOG? :D O&Welcome2GOY :)

21 Feb, 2008


These are lovely Keely and the kids have great fun with it!

21 Feb, 2008


this plant is commonly known as false acacia.
One of my clients had 2 in his garden, one died, the other doesn't look
too happy either, then again it is planted in shade, no shelter from wind and we live in the north east of england so I guess he was being hopeful?!
Keely's plant though looks fab!

25 Feb, 2008


hi there nice bunch this its called Mimosa pudica also known as the tickle me plant, not an out door plant in the uk weather i have a few of them around my house on the windows one of them grows really good in my bedroom window alot of light in that room and its above a radiator needs water alot due to that fact but it has a few flowers on it now and also a pod with 2 seeds inside, the one in my living room is small but bushy you wouldnt think i planted them the same day also have a 3rd that went on a window same side as the bedroom window thats very big and thick stems, therefore i would say put the plant where it will got most of the sunlight the more the better it seems to me. best wishes john

31 Jan, 2009


Lovely plant. There was a large one at the botanics in Edinburgh. Not a outdoor plant in the UK at all though. I've always liked them and am chuffed to have found them on sale.

10 Aug, 2010


Very nice plant. I have one from a garden centre in Bedford (only cost me £1). A very different form to the one in the picture. It has five spiny stems each 30 - 40 cm long with a single leaf at every 6-8 cm. Also has 2-6 flowers coming from each of the top leaf junctions.

Finest specimen I have seen was growing outdoors on "Kitchener's Island" in the middle of the Egyptian Nile in 1989. A very bushy perennial shrub about 4' by 4'. Growing in full sunlight and with constant high humidity it had been growing there for over 10 years.

I'd like to try over winter my plant somehow, but without the requirements of a Kew gardens style hot house!

Is there a different Annual and Perennial form of Mimosa Pudica ? Or is it called an annual in the U.K. because it is notoriously difficult to over-winter ?

1 Sep, 2010

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