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SENSITIVE PLANT: Mimosa Pudica (Touch me not) * Flowering size

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Estimated delivery between 20/11 and 29/11

  • R300.00

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Touch me if you dare! 

  • The sensitive plant, also known as the Touch-me-not, is a peculiar shrub and is native to Brazil
  • Generally available during the warmer months (October to April), these are perennial, summer-growing garden plants often grown for its curiosity value
    • The compound leaves fold inward and droop when touched or shaken, defending themselves from harm, and re-open a few minutes later
  • Delivery options:  Collect in Centurion or delivered via courier and to Postnet branches nationwide.  During the summer months, sensitive plants are also available to in-store shoppers at Strawberry Pot nursery in Centurion and Marvellous Orchid - Boksburg
  • These are well established, mature, flowering size plants - essentially small bonsai’s 😂 with beautiful stems - cut back to ±10-15cm for bushier growth and are sold in 12cm pots





      • Nationwide shipping available - Rates are calculated at checkout
      • Online purchases are available for collection from Strawberry pot nursery in Centurion
      • Also available in-store at Marvelous orchids - Boksburg during the summer months
      • Courier / Postnet shipments:
        • These plants are not only sensitive to touch but also sensitive to root disturbance😜 , therefor they will be sent already potted - packed and protected to minimise damage from carriers






      • The sensitive plant can be grown in full sun, a semi-shade spot outside or sunny windowsill with a minimum of 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
      • Like any normal garden shrub, sensitive plants are susceptible to attacks from woolly aphids, which is more prevalent during season changes and early in the growing season when fresh spring growth emerge. Inspect plants regularly, cut and discard affected growth and treat (according to the instructions) with Koinor or Rosecare Plus - available from most big nurseries and retail stores
      • 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 > Mimosa Pudica is considered an annual but can easily last 5 years or longer if not left to flower.  Bushier plants also last longer (and are way more fun!) - Cut the growth tips when your plant is around 10-20cm tall and keep trimming during the growing season to promote bushier growth ⬇️






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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 22 reviews
      Chris Coertze
      Fantastic service and healthy plants

      Thank you for your service, will use you always. Your service is absolutely fantastic.

      Alan Olckers

      SENSITIVE PLANT: Mimosa Pudica (Touch me not)

      Philippa McLachlan

      I absolutely love all my carnivorous plants. They are utterly amazing and beautiful.
      Thank you for touch me not. It's stunning.

      To my surprise..

      40 years ago my mom had a 'Touch me not' growing outside the front door. It was absolutely huge! I was about 3yrs old at the time. I'd ask my mom to open the front door so I could touch the leaves and watch them 'go to sleep'.
      Getting a Mimosa Pudica (Touch me not) has brought back so many memories. Thank you! ❤️❤️

      Rosa Faurie
      touch me not

      Dit is die wonderlikste plant wat ek nog gehad het. Dit is lekker om dit dop te hou wanneer die blaartjies begin toe gaan en begin hang wanneer dit donker word en more om te sien hoe blaartjies weer begin lewe kry dit is so amazing

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