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Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)

Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)

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R1998-4

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4" Pot Size
13 in stock

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Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)
This plant will bring hours of entertainment to kids of any age. The Sensitive Plant actually moves when you touch its leaves. The fine leaflets open in the daylight, yet when touched will collapse downward. Give them an hour or so and up they’ll come again. As plants mature, they form small pink puffs of bloom adding an extra benefit to this unique species. What a perfect way to introduce children to the world of plants.
Hardiness Zone 10
Bloom Season Summer
Sun Requirement Full Sun
Grows to 12"
Minimum Temperature Indoors 60


Tips for Success:

• Sun, Sun, Sun
• Temperatures above 60° F preferably above 65°F.
• Dry out between waterings, but not a severe wilt.
• Perfect for windowsill or light garden.
• Fertilize at moderate levels.
• Prune only during the active growing season of spring
   and summer.
• Watch for spider mite.  
• Maintain in moderate-sized pots.
   Do not over pot, simply maintain size with pruning.



  1. Very happy Review by Herb
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    I had remembered these plants from when I was stationed in the Philippines years ago. They used to grow like weeds covering the ground. You could see your footprints in the closed leaves when you walked across a clearing. The plant was in perfect shape when I received it and then I almost killed it. I re-potted the plant and put it out in a sunny location next to our water garden. It was May in NH with the daytime temperature was in the 70's. However, during the night it dropped to 42 F and in the morning it looked like I tortured the poor plant. The tips of the leaves were actually dead. It never dawned on me the plant could be so cold intolerant because it is so indestructible in the Philippines. If I had read the nice care sheet Logee's puts out with each plant I would have known enough not to do what I did. The plant has recovered nicely with warmer weather. (Posted on 5/27/2015)

  2. More like having a pet than a plant Review by af042
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    I've had mine for months now, and still can't get over how SENSITIVE it is. It is always reacting to air currents as people come in and out of my office. AND beautiful pink flowers (Posted on 9/17/2014)

  3. love this plant! Review by Leigh
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    I got my plant and transplanted it and it started to die. I chatted with the most helpful customer service rep and determined I had it in the wrong soil so it was being fertilized too often. I cant explain how helpful the rep was! I ordered many plants and they arrived healthy and are thriving! Will order all of my future hard to get plants through Logees!! (Posted on 7/21/2014)