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A Mimosa Plant for Sale

A Mimosa Plant for Sale

Mimosa Plant for Sale

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Mimosa Plant for Sale - the species Mimosa pudica can be found all over the world, from arid plains in Mexico to humid tropical forests in PNG. They are commonly found in areas of high entropy, which is the degree of disorder that exists about the process of reaching a state of equilibrium.Mimosa pudica, also known by the common name of sensitive plant, is an intriguing member of the legume family that features attractive, fern-like leaves that quickly close up when touched lightly. Mimosa pudicas grow up to 18 inches tall and make nice indoor or outdoor plants, with one caveat: they are poisonous, and should be kept away from small children and animals.In addition to the plant's pretty leaves, it develops pink or purple blooms in summer that look like small puff balls. The plant does well outdoors anywhere the temperatures don't go below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. As an indoor plant, it likes a sunny window, but may require pruning to keep it from getting leggy. Some of the highlights of this plant include:

Mimosa

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Children love this plant because when touched the leaves close together in an quick upwards movement and the branches collapse downwards. Mimosas are not the only plants to show thigmonasty (touch-induced movement); a different species of sensitive plant that is offered for sale is Biophytum, which also closes its leaves when touched, but in that species the leaves go downwards, while the Mimosa leaves go upwards. In hot sunny weather it takes the Mimosa about 15 minutes to recover and then it can be played with again. No harm whatsoever is done to the plant; the folding of the leaves is a protective mechanism against grazing animals and insects. The grazing animals do not see the plant as something desirable to eat when the leaves are closed and insects are frightened away when the leaves move and the plant can continue to grow uninterrupted. Not the same can be said for the Venus fly trap, which relies on the closing of its leaves for food. If they are touched too much without a food reward at the end, they can die of starvation.

Mimosa pudica, also known by the common name of sensitive plant, is an intriguing member of the legume family that features attractive, fern-like leaves that quickly close up when touched lightly. Mimosa pudicas grow up to 18 inches tall and make nice indoor or outdoor plants, with one caveat: they are poisonous, and should be kept away from small children and animals.In addition to the plant's pretty leaves, it develops pink or purple blooms in summer that look like small puff balls. The plant does well outdoors anywhere the temperatures don't go below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. As an indoor plant, it likes a sunny window, but may require pruning to keep it from getting leggy. Some of the highlights of this plant include: (Source: www.trees.com)

 

 

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