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Acacia Mimosa Pudica

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Acacia Mimosa Pudica is a unique evergreen perennial that is more commonly planted as an annual. It has fluffy leaf that, when touched or shaken, rolls up and then unfurls anew a few moments later. Beautiful, pink, fluffy pom pom like blossoms occur all summer. Children have always shown a strong interest in growing things that are simple to do. Will flourish when grown in a pot as an indoor houseplant. A true unique experience!

Seed Quantity: 50 Seeds

Type: Annual or short-lived Perennial

Genus: Mimosa

Sow Seeds: Sow indoors from January through to December into a medium size pot of seed compost and cover lightly.  Keep moist and keep at around 20℃.  Germination is slow and erratic and can take from 10 days to 6 weeks.  Once germinated water sparingly

Plant Out: Mimosa is a tropical plant. It should not be exposed to temperatures lower than 16 degrees Celsius. Because of this, it is recommended that it be cultivated as a houseplant, in a conservatory or greenhouse, or even though it might be transferred outside during the summer months. Feed with a fertiliser that is heavy in potash; tomato plant food is an excellent choice. Spray the leaves with water and only lightly water the plant on a consistent basis. When the leaves become yellow, this indicates that the soil is excessively damp.

Flowers: July-October

Height & Spread: 60cm high x 25cm spread  

Mimosa Pudica

RHS Award of Garden Merit.

This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant. For more information on RHS Award of Garden Merit plants visit

    Pair of Mimosa Pudica purple flowers sprouting amidst the grass
    Mimosa Pudica shrub featuring vibrant purple blossoms and green leaves
    Close-up of Mimosa Pudica&
    Detailed view of a Mimosa Pudica flower showcasing purple petals with white speckles
    Dense Mimosa Pudica shrub adorned with purple blooms and verdant leaves
    Pink Mimosa Pudica flower emerging among lush green foliage
    Single Mimosa Pudica bloom with purple petals in a grassy field
    Acacia Mimosa Pudica plant awarded with RHS Garden Merit
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