SENSITIVE PLANT (MIMOSa)
Native to the tropics of Central and South America, Mimosa pudica, is commonly called "sensitive plant" for an intriguing leaf movement that occurs when it is touched. The leaves of a sensitive plant are lined with tiny hairs that are highly responsive to touch, temperature, and motion, folding inwards when triggered. The plant also closes its leaves at night. This response to various forms of stimulation is a part of this plant’s natural defense mechanism. It is often grown as a houseplant and bears delicate fern life leaves with purple pink pom-pom flowers in summer. A highly unique plant, the Sensitive plant is fascinating to both young and old alike. Be sure to check out the video below for helpful growing tips!