Sensitive Plant

Sensitive Plant

Sensitive Plant

Sensitive plant is a must for the experienced plant parent! They are some of the most interesting plants to watch.

Mimosa Pudica (Shame Plant)


Light: 

  • Very bright light with a couple hours of direct sun a day 
  • Will not tolerate low light conditions 

Water: 

  • Likes to stay consistently and evenly moist, but not too soggy 

  • Humidity

    • High humidity is necessary for survival 
    • Keep on a pebble tray with water, or next to a humidifier

    Soil Type: 

    • Requires a rich, water retentive soil that still has some aeration
    • 2 parts loamy soil, 2 parts peat moss, one part perlite  

    Toxicity Level: 

    • Non-toxic to animals, although consumption may cause an upset digestive system

    Additional Information:

    • Touching the plant too often will stress it out, and it will stop responding to stimuli or start wilting 
    • Does not tolerate the cold - needs to be kept at least above 60 degrees 
    • Great terrarium plants - will benefit from a glass dome as well