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Chuimui, Touch me not Plant, Mimosa pudica

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Description

Touch me not plant is a source of fascination to adults and children alike.

Interesting fact: The most interesting feature of Mimosa pudica plant (sensitive plant) is its ability to fold the leaves when touched that is why it is called touch me not.

Mimosa pudica is a tropical plant but in a cold climate, you can grow it in the pot and keep it indoors in winter. The stem is erect, slender and branching. The leaves are bipinnate. This plant produces small, pink, powder-puff like flowers in the summer.

Description

Common Name Mimosa Pudica, Touch me not, Chui Mui, Sensitive plant, Shy plant, Shame plant
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 24 inches
Flower Colour Pink
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.

Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10 am.

You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector.

You should prune and fertilize a plant mostly in the spring season.

When a plant grows beyond its limit and pot size not providing enough space for the spread of roots, re-pot with fresh soil and some fertilizer.

While re-potting, try not to disturb the roots. Avoid any drastic change in the provided environment otherwise, the plants may get stress/shock.

For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
Chuimui Care
Touch me not plant is propagated by seeds and cuttings. Its an extremely easy plant to grow and germinates quickly. Seed sowing must be done when a temperature is warm. This plant prefers sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil.

Sunlight Full to partial sunlight
Watering Moderately
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 20 to 40 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer


Chuimui Special Feature
Ability to fold the leaves when touched.
Chuimui Uses
Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

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