Post 7 #PlantCare
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Touch-Me-Not or Mimosa Pudica is a green leafy fern-like plant often grown as an ornamental indoor plant. It has acquired its name due to the in-folding of leaves at the slightest touch of a hand. It is also known as a Shy Plant or sensitive plant.
I’ll tell you few important points to be taken care of for optimum growth of Mimosa.
It’s a tropical climate plant so it usually survives well during summers and rainy season. The best temperature for the plant is 16-30°C, you might have to keep the plant indoors during the harsher winter season.
It’s not very difficult to take care of but keep it away from the direct air conditioner vent or heater.
The plant loves sunlight so it should be kept on a sun-facing window ledge or in full sun. keep a check on its leaves if they get burned or turn yellow then move it to partial shade.
It’s a tropical plant and it loves water, So regularly water the plant and keep misting it once or twice a day during summers.
The plant rarely needs repotting. You could keep pruning it regularly to keep it in shape for the pot.
It grows best in the loose, moist, well-draining soil mixture. 2 parts peat moss + 2 parts loamy soil + 1 part Perlite.
If the soil retains moisture for long then the plant could get root rot, so well-draining soil is essential, and only water the plant when you see the dry soil.
Mimosa is constantly growing so it needs regular fertilization once in a month at least. High potassium fertilizers are the best for it.
It could grow from seeds or the plant cutting easily.
The flowers are fluffy purple balls a bit like pompoms. They’re beautiful just like the plant.
Mimosa are prone to few diseases like:
- Root rot
- Fungal diseases
Mimosa could spread to the whole garden so it should be planted in a limited area. It could be used to cover any bald patches of the garden
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I hope you’ll find my post helpful regarding Touch-Me-Not care.
This is the series of Indoor Plant care guide & it’s the 7th post of the series.