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Synonym: Mimosa hispidula
Common name: Sensitive plant, sleepy plant, touch-me-not, dormilona, humble plant, shameful plant, sleeping grass, chuimui, ant-plant, dormideira
Native to: South America and Central America
Life cycle: perennial
Flower colour: pink to lavender
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): summer month
Characteristics and usage: ornamental, medicinal & poison plant, Mimosa pudica contains the toxic alkaloid mimosine
Weight of 1000 seeds: 5,6g
Seeds per gram: 175
Cultivation / direction of sowing: soaking seeds 12 hours in warm water before planting, sow at 20-30ºC, thin cover, Mimosa pudica is frost-tender.
seedpack (approx 50 seeds)