Mimosa pudica

Scientific name: Mimosa pudica


Common names: “shy plant” “touch-me-not” “sensitive plant” “dormilones” “action plant” “humble plant” “live and die”

Plant Type: Annual or short lived evergreen perennial


Zone: 9-11

Light: Full sun – part shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Fertile loam

Moisture: Moist well drained


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Plant Size: H 3-18″ W 18-36″

Leaf and Stem shape: Divided leaves that are sensitive to touchImage result for mimosa pudica

Flower: Fluffy pale pink or purple flower-heads

Maintenance: Benefits from fertilizer

Landscape use: Containers, patio, houseplant

Propagate: By seed and cuttings

Pests & Disease: Red spider mites may be an issue indoors

Comments: Native to Brazil, ~AGM winner

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