Mimosa pudica Seeds (Mimosa pudica), Commonly known as the dont-touch-me touch sensative plant with pink flowers and green fern like leaves, which are sensitive to touch, mimosa make an interesting pot plant.
February to March
Sow Mimosa pudica seeds into individual pots or module trays of moist seed compost and cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or warm place at a temperature of between 15-18°C.
Do not exclude light as this helps the mimosa seeds germinate which usually takes 7-14 days. Later sowings can be made outdoors once the soil has warmed, in to weed free soil.
When large enough to handle, thin out Mimosa pudica seedlings to 30cm apart.
When Mimosa seedlings are strong, gradually acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions for a few weeks before planting in to pots, taking care not to damage the root system. pudica seeds are best planted in well-drained soil in a sunny location.
July to August