Mimosa Pudica – Plant Of The Moment

- Posted By: Phil

Posted in: Plant Of The Week, Plants


Mimosa pudica is a creeping annual or perennial flowering plant of the pea/legume family Fabaceae and Magnoliopsida taxon, often grown for its curiosity value: the compound leaves fold inward and droop when touched or shaken, defending themselves from harm, and re-open a few minutes later.

Caring for this captivating houseplant isn’t difficult, and this article will walk you through everything you need to know to grow the sensitive plant indoors so you can enjoy this botanical marvel in your own home.



Soil: Well-draining loamy soil

Container: Medium sized pot with drainage

Light: Bright light, some direct sunlight

Temperature: 60-85 F (16-30 C)

Humidity: High

Watering: Consistently moist but not soggy

Fertilizing: Diluted high-potassium liquid fertilizer every two weeks

Propagation: Seeds