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)
Watering: Consistently moist but not soggy
Fertilizing: Diluted high-potassium liquid fertilizer every two weeks