The Sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica) is so sensitive to the slightest human touch on its leaves, by folding it’s leaves close together – similar like a shy human being who does not want to be touched!.
This plant grows to about 1/2 meter high, a lovely plant to have in anyone’s garden, especially where small children are about. This is the plant every home-school garden should have, so to teach children that plants also have feelings like humans.
Just warn children that some innocent looking plants can be dangerous i.e. toxic to humans and only vegetables and herbs should be touched and eaten. Always look at animals i.e. cats and dogs and see what they eat in the case of weeds or wild plants before experimenting with these plants.
If you go into GOOGLE and look up Sensitive Plant you will get more info about this plant, also to identify it by its leaves etc.
My plant is busy seeding and I have just harvested quite a number of seeds that have dried on the mother plant. These seeds I would love to send to home-schools to make the above known to all little kids.
So if anyone is interested in these seeds, all I ask for is a donation or other organic fresh vegetable seeds in exchange as I pass a lot of my seeds so sown and harvested on to the poor or to TAFTA for their gardens too.
This is my way of keeping an ongoing SEEDBANK flourishing for years to come – even to the next generation,so try and follow this pattern too.