Mimosa pudica This is the famous sensitive plant. Let the kids tickle the leaves and see how fast a plant can move! The delicate leaves fold right up when touched as well as at night. The plant can grow to about 2 feet and the bright green foliage is accented by charming little pink puffs of flowers.
Written accounts describing movement by plants when touched have been documented to be over 2000 years old
Native to Brazil but is naturalized throughout the tropics of the Americas and elsewhere in the world
The Aztecs called it pinabuihuitztli and used juice made from the roots as a medicine
Makes an excellent plant for collectors of plants for the home or greenhouse environment
Grown for the beautiful leaf shape and color
Another fun plant from seeds of the Rainforest
Mimosa pudica Sensitive Plant seed
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