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SEEDS: The Dancing Plant (Telegraph Plant)

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Estimated delivery between 20/11 and 29/11

  • R100.00

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 The Dancing Plant is also known as the Telegraph Plant

  • This peculiar shrub - botanically known as Codariocalyx Motorius - is native to Asia, and has sparked the interests of botanists and others alike
  • The leaflets move in set elliptical patterns to help deduce the position of the sun to appropriately expend energy, moving the larger leaves where fitting
  • The most intriguing thing about this plant is that it moves when stimulated by sound. Touching the plants will not cause them to move, as the Sensitive Plant does
  • When exposed to sound, particularly high pitch (high frequency) sound waves, the plant’s leaflets and leaves move in a peculiar fashion
  • The leaves move dramatically enough, and quick enough, to be reasonably observed by the human eye (time lapse photography or videos can show its movements even more so)


  Video Credit:  Pitan Singhasaneh


  • Seeds Only: 
    • Seeds are available to South African customers only
    • Parcels are sent as a bubble wrapped small parcel to minimise damage from handlers
    • We offer various shipping methods for seeds - seed parcels are sent via courier to your door or delivered to PEP stores and Postnet branches nationwide
    • We can combine various seed orders for you at no additional cost, providing the parcel has not left our premises yet
    • Shipping rates for seed parcels start from R100 and will be calculated at checkout
    • Seed kits: 
      • Don't know where to start?
      • Why not order an Other Exotics seed kit to get you started - This tailored starter pack is only available via our online store and is sold separately - The basic seed kit contains a growing chamber, species specific germination media and sowing instructions
      • Dancing plants are also available in our range of complete GROW-your-own seed starter packs


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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 5 reviews
      Junaid Boughan
      The Dancing Seeds.

      I recieved my package with full instructions. A neat air tight bag with the 5 seedlings I ordered. I verified that it's authentic and I checked each seed through a magnifying glass to see the quality. Yet , feeling a little unsure I planted them according to the instructions and I can see them germinating already. They provided me with extra soil that is specific for these seedlings, whereby I could plant my Pitch seeds and dancing plant seedlings in their own pot plants. (: I'm highly impressed to such an extend that I so badly want to shorten my budget for the month and order one more product....

      Hayley Kriel

      Goods were well received!

      Isak Roodt
      Great service

      Was quick and easy! Waiting for my dancing plant seeds to germinate, can not wait!

      Rudolf Ludick
      Happy Chappy

      Always such an amazing experience dealing with Cultivo. Picked my order in record time when it was ready. Friendly service and exceptional support always!

      Magnus Olsson


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