Mimosa Pudica, Touch me not, Chui mui - Plant

Touch me not plant is a source of fascination to adults and children alike.
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1Mimosa Pudica, Touch me not, Chui mui - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Mimosa Pudica

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 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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
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 8-10am.
  • 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.

    Mimosa Pudica 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

    Mimosa Pudica special feature

    Ability to fold the leaves when touched.

    Mimosa Pudica uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to grow touch me not plant?

    Touch me not plant is grown by seeds and cuttings. Consider the following points to grow a plant. 1. Pot size 5 inches upper diameter inch with a drainage hole. 2. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 4. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(spring-rainy). Note- for more details on growing please check above description on nurserylive.com

    How does touch me not plant reproduce?

    Touch me not plant seeds are usually dispersed by wind or animals. In order for it to create seeds, it must be pollinated.

    How touch me not plant works?

    The movement of plants caused by touch stimulus is known as Thigmonasty. In this mechanosensory response, water within the cells and other cell contents apply a certain amount of force against the cell walls of the plant this is called turgor pressure.

    Touch me not plant medicinal uses?

    Medicinal use of touch me not plant is as follows 1. The plant has very good antiseptic and medicinal properties. 2. The root of the plant can be crushed and the paste can be utilized for the treatment of boils, acne and other minor skin ailments. 3. Dramatic overnight healing can take place of such boils and acne. 4. Wounds and eczema can be treated by applying a paste of the whole plant and leaves. 5. The plant also has analgesic and anti‐inflammatory properties. Note- please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    How does touch me not plant respond on touching?

    The leaves of the touch-me-not plant fold up in response to touch. This information is traveled from cell to cell by electrical chemical means. The folding up of the leaves of a sensitive plant on touching is due to the sudden loss of water from the pulvini.

    Is touch me not plant poisonous?

    No, Touch me not plant is the not-toxic plant.

    Can we keep touch me not plant at home?

    Yes, you can keep touch me not plant at home where it will get 4-6 hrs of sunlight.

    Why does touch me not plant close?

    In reponse to touch, the plant retrieves all the water from the leaves which makes the cells present in the leaf to collapse. After some time when the plant releases water, leaves retain their normal position.

    Why touch me not plant shrinks?

    In reponse to touch, the plant retrieves all the water from the leaves which makes the cells present in the leaf to shrinks. After some time when the plant releases water, leaves retain their normal position.

    What is touch me not plant?

    Touch me not plant belongs to Fabaceae. its scientific name is Mimosa pudica.The leaflets also close when stimulated in other ways, such as touching, warming, blowing, shaking, which are all encapsulated within mechanical or electrical stimulation.

    What is touch me not plant called in hindi?

    Touch me not plant called Lajalu and chui mui in hindi.


    Monday, 27 July 2020

    Very much happy with the product and service.

    shobhna andley

    Wednesday, 22 July 2020

    Do we have to replant it when this will be get delivered to us at home?

    Vrushali Nerkar

    Saturday, 14 March 2020

    Keep it away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.

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