"I have always been a person that values the sense of touch. I feel that it is often overlooked for the more dominate senses like sight, taste, and smell. Growing up, I always walked through stores touching all of the clothing, feeling the different fabrics, and letting the feel of an item help me in my purchasing decisions. I believe that humans respond in a more positive manner to natural fibers than synthetic ones and I believe in the power of physical touch and the energy that passes between us." - Lacy Pontes, owner Starlight Stitches
This Sensitive Plant Kit is the perfect embodiment of these beliefs. Mimosa Pudica, is a plant that actually responds to human touch. Everyone, young or old, will get enjoyment from watching this plant respond to their touch. It makes a perfect gift!
This kit contains everything that you need to grow your own Sensitive Plant. Included in the box is a plastic planter, a seed-started soil mix, a balanced fertilizer, a plastic plant marker, and a 10-seed packet of "mimosa pudica".
These 10 seeds will produce an awesome plant that grows flowers that look like pink fireworks. Grows anywhere, indoors and outdoors, as long as it has plenty of light and never freezes.
"Mimosa pudica (from Latin: pudica "shy, bashful or shrinking"; also called Sensitive Plant and the touch-me-not), is a creeping annual or perennial herb often grown for its curiosity value: the compound leaves fold inward and droop when touched or shaken, re-opening minutes later. The species is native to South America and Central America, but is now a pantropical weed." - Wikipedia
PLEASE NOTE: Mimosa Pudica is a noxious, invasive weed in some parts of the world; sorry, no shipping to Australia.