General Chat forum: Mimosa pudica

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ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 30, 2011 6:46 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
Never had seen one of these before.
Went to the hydroponics store yesterday to buy some "Sunblaster T5" lights.

On my way out, the clerk drew my attention to this plant, and told me to touch it.
As I raised my hand towards it, the leaflets waivered, and I then poked it, to only watch it shrivel under my touch. I said "Ahh! it's one of those "sensitive" plants! Cool!"
Then spent the next five minutes harassing this poor thing. I think I want one!

Anyone know where to get one? Why didn't I ask when I was there?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mimosa_Pudica.gif

Check it out!
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 30, 2011 6:58 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLTcVNyOhUc

This is SO neat!
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImagePerennialgirl
Oct 1, 2011 1:16 PM CST
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
I did see them at a couple of garden centres in the summer. They are very neat!
Imagebatflower
Oct 2, 2011 6:46 AM CST
Name: Julie
Pei Canada
I had one many years ago that I started from seed. It was a really easy one to germinate. I can't remember where I got the seeds...It may have been from stokes ?
Imagebatflower
Oct 2, 2011 7:02 AM CST
Name: Julie
Pei Canada
found it! it was stokes! http://www.stokeseeds.com/category.aspx?CategoryID=384&Name=...
ImagePerennialgirl
Oct 2, 2011 9:27 AM CST
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
Laura I looked on my seed list and I have some. They might be a couple of years old, but they should still germinate. I can put some aside for you.
plantastic
Oct 3, 2011 8:27 PM CST
LauraCarnosa wrote:Never had seen one of these before.
Went to the hydroponics store yesterday to buy some "Sunblaster T5" lights.

On my way out, the clerk drew my attention to this plant, and told me to touch it.
As I raised my hand towards it, the leaflets waivered, and I then poked it, to only watch it shrivel under my touch. I said "Ahh! it's one of those "sensitive" plants! Cool!"
Then spent the next five minutes harassing this poor thing. I think I want one!

Anyone know where to get one? Why didn't I ask when I was there?
Just go to http://www.ticklemeplant.com or search pet TickleMe Plant.
for all the kits and supplies to grow your own. The TickleMe Plant book was very helpful as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mimosa_Pudica.gif

Check it out!


ImageLauraCarnosa
Oct 4, 2011 7:13 AM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
Cool! Thanks Donna & Julie!

Plantastic, not sure what you're telling me....
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageSteven
Oct 7, 2011 9:06 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
I love these, just got some seeds for them off ebay! They are alot of fun and the ferny foliage and powderpuff blooms are a big bonus! Only thing is: don't touch it too much or the leaves will drop off.

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ImageLauraCarnosa
Oct 9, 2011 5:17 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
Sad oh crap!
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageCeeDub
Oct 12, 2011 1:25 PM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
I've seen a lot of them too in the summer. They're sold here as the "Sensitive Plant". My DH bought one a few years ago and it grew a lot and bloomed, I think, purple tufts for flowers. But it didn't overwinter well and dried up; perhaps it could have come back in the spring, but I tossed it out, not yet having discovered internet gardening sites.
Christine
Imagebatflower
Oct 12, 2011 2:48 PM CST
Name: Julie
Pei Canada
They have small plants for sale right now at my local Rona for 2.99$ If you still haven't found one Laura, I could pick one up and mail it to you...

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