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Sensitive Plant Seeds (Mimosa Pudica)

PRODUCT TYPE: Natural Specimen

These are the seeds of the sensitive plant, also known as the shy plant, zombie plant, touch-me-not, and our favorite, the shame plant. Those nicknames are due to the plant’s ability to fold its leaves inward in response to mechanical stimulation.

This movement, which is transitted through the leaves by electrical signals, is thought to be a defensive mechanism to discourage predators or dislodge insects.


• Closing its leaves is energetically exhausting for the plant.
• Recent experiments show that anesthetics made for animals can be effective at ceasing the sensitive plant’s motor functions as well.


• Current research is investigating how plant-based displays and touch screens can be made using the principles of this plant.
• Sensitive plants have many interesting chemical properties, including the roots which have been used to neutralize cobra venom. • Grow indoors in a sunny area. This plant thrives in nutrient-poor
soil with sufficient water drainage and does not tolerate frost or shade.

-This listing is for one vial with approximately 10 or more seeds.


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Sensitive Plant Seeds (Mimosa Pudica)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
E.R. (Arizona, United States)
So far, so good...

Christmas stocking stuffer for hubby - he loved it. They were very well packaged and shipped promptly. Haven’t planted them yet, but the husband has a green thumb that should yield positive results. Only minor complaint would be it would have been nice to have a pic or two of the plant on the information card. Very minor issue. Would definitely recommend and purchase again.

j.A.R. (Minnesota, United States)
Seeds are not doing anything.

Seeds are no good.

c. (Alabama, United States)

thank for taking the time to put the seed in its tiny glass container. love it :)

G.B. (California, United States)
Mimosa Pudica!

Great gift for fan of MP! Super fun plant for kids to grow & enjoy. Nicely packaged in a glass vial inside a padded box, w/ info re growing.

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Sensitive Plant Seeds (Mimosa Pudica)

Sensitive Plant Seeds (Mimosa Pudica)