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PLANT CARE Mimosa Pudica: Growing a happy and healthy sensitive plant (Touch me not)


The complete beginners guide with basic care instructions.  Learn how to grow the sensitive plant (touch me not) in our South African climate

  • The sensitive plant can be grown in a semi-shade spot outside or sunny windowsill with a minimum of 4-6 hours direct morning sun
  • Water every other day to ensure soil stays moist without letting it dry completely or leaving your plant with wet feet for extended periods of time to prevent rot
  • Plants can be grown in a 12cm pot in an equal ratio mixture of compost and potting soil with perlite or silica sand added for drainage. Take care when repotting - they are very sensitive to root disturbance
  • These are semi-tropical plants and do not handle frost well. Protect during wintertime and watch them take off again during springtime
  • Fertilise with a nitrogen-rich fertiliser once a month during summer for optimal growth
  • The soil may be covered with spanish- or green forest moss to maintain humidity. Note that this moss is used as a soil conditioner for tropical plants and is heavily fertilised. It is not live sphagnum moss and not suitable for carnivorous plants

🔔 PRO tip > Cut the growth tips when your plant is around 10-20cm tall to promote bushier growth ⬇️


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