Answer: Mimosa pudica is the Sensitive Plant, or Humble Plant, so named because the plant folds up its leaves when touched or exposed to a flame. The plant requires a medium light
exposure, an evenly moist soil, and temperatures between 60
and 85 degrees. Propagation is generally by seed. Use caution when handling seedlings as the plant dislikes root disturbance. Mimosa may be difficult to grow and is sensitive to overwatering. Seeds of this plant are available from Cyberseeds, PO Box 171102, San Antonio, TX 78217-1102.
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