Mimosa pudica is a pea/legume family blooming plant that grows as a creeping annual or perennial. It is commonly grown for its curiosity value when touched or shaken, the compound leaves fold inward and droop, guarding themselves against harm, and then re-open a few minutes later.
Mimosa pudica, also known as Touch-me-not, Sensitive Grass, Shame Bush, Shame Face, Shame Lady, Shame Weed, common sensitive-plant, shame plant, Tickle Me Plant, Shy plant, sleeping grass, and Prayer Plant, is a creeping annual or perennial herb. Mimosa is endemic to Central and South America and belongs to the taxonomic group Magnoliopsida and the family Mimosaceae. Bangladesh, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Japan, and Sri Lanka are among the nations where it is now present.
A sensitive plant is a prickly, low-growing, many-branched perennial shrub that grows to be around 15-100 cm tall. Roadsides, unoccupied allotments, extensively grazed pastures, crops, and lawns are among the disturbed and cultivated locations where the plant thrives. Roots are cylindrical, tapering, with secondary and tertiary branches, up to 2-cm thick, surface more or less rough or longitudinally wrinkled; greyish-brown to brown, cut surface of pieces pale yellow, fracture hard, woody, bark-fibrous; odour unmistakable; taste slightly astringent. At the base, the stem is woody, rigid, cylindrical, reddish-brown or purple, hairy, and has scattered prickles along the internodes. Prickles are compressed, somewhat curved, firm, and highly pointy, measuring 3-4 mm in length.
When the soil feels dry to the touch, water the plant. In the summer, water is thorough in the winter and rainy season, waterless. Water the plants in the morning, between 8 and 10 a.m.
The best time to prune and fertilise a plant is in the spring.
Re-pot a plant with fresh soil and fertiliser when it has grown beyond its limit and the container size no longer allows adequate room for the roots to spread.
Try not to disrupt the roots during repotting. If there is a significant shift in the given environment, the plants may experience stress or shock.
Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil, or Citrus oil spray can be used to treat any insect or disease.
Aside from being a pleasant and intriguing element of nature, sensitive plants provide numerous health benefits. To Treat Insomnia/Sleeplessness, Treat Asthma, Treat Gum Problems and Toothache, Treat Itching, Treat Hair Loss