Mimosa Pudica (Sensitive Plant)
Scientific name: Mimosa Pudica
Specimen size: Sprawling growth in a 4" nursery pot
Fast growing and extremely curious plant! The leaves fold as soon as you touch them!
Sensitive plant care:
1. Find a bright spot for your sensitive plant where it can bask in bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid exposing
it to harsh, direct sunlight for extended periods, as it will sunburn and dry out quickly.
2. Keep your sensitive plant in a warm environment with temperatures ranging from 65 to 75 °F. Protect
it from drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.
3. Provide regular, moderate watering to keep the soil evenly moist. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to
root rot. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out a bit before watering again. If your plant’s leaves start to
look dry or shrivel, water right away.
4. Plant your sensitive plant in well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging. A mixture of potting soil,
perlite, and peat moss works well to maintain the right balance.
5. Trim back any leggy or overgrown branches to promote a more compact and bushy growth habit.
Regular pruning also helps maintain the plant's shape and encourages new growth.
6. Fertilizer Boost: Feed your mimosa sensitive plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a
month during the growing season. We suggest our house blend fertilizer!
7. As its name suggests, the sensitive plant responds to touch by folding its leaves. Enjoy this fascinating
feature but avoid excessive touching, as it can stress the plant.
8. Keep a watchful eye for common pests like aphids or spider mites. If you spot any, treat them promptly
with neem oil, or our house blend insecticide.
9. During the winter months, your sensitive plant may enter a period of dormancy. Reduce watering and
provide it with cooler temperatures around 55 to 60 °F.
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