Houseplants forum: Health of sensitive plant, help!

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harrycarry250
Oct 29, 2015 8:59 PM CST
Hello all!

This is my first foray into the mimosa plant or the sensitive plant care and I could definitely use some help.

I have had this plant for about a year and since it has gotten to this size it has seem to grow unhealthy. It currently live in my bathroom window and the room used to be cold but I recently installed a heather and thermostat and the two plants are currently living in about 75 degree heat. The face of the plants is roughly 330 degrees North-West so it does not have the best face possible, but I recently installed a grow lamp so that may help.

One of the plants seems to be doing fine but the other is not doing so well. I really want to try and revive the buddy, I don't want to loose him.

Also, is there a fertilizer or food I should use? I could use any and all tips.

Here are some images, thanks!


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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Oct 30, 2015 7:13 AM CST
Hi & welcome! I've never seen a pic of anyone's really old Mimosa pudica plant, and many sources say they are true annuals. It may soon be time to contemplate a replacement plant for your bathroom. From what you described about the spot, heart-leaf Philodendron vine would love it there.
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plantladylin
Oct 30, 2015 9:13 AM CST
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica) is an annual, so the only way to keep it going is to collect and sow seeds.
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harrycarry250
Oct 30, 2015 11:39 AM CST
Ok so it is a part of their natural life cycle to die and begin a new plant? How do I collect seeds?
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purpleinopp
Nov 28, 2015 8:41 AM CST
Did it bloom? For seeds to form, there must first be blooms, that get pollinated.
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