|MIMOSA PUDICA L. - SLEEPING
Common name |
Tintar mani, Tottavati, Shame weed, Mustahi-yah, Lajjavati, Lajwanti, Chui-Mui, Adoribon, Nilajbon, Kajak, Lajak, Lajjabati, Lajjala, Lajjalu, Sensitiva, Hadergitte, Lojja, Lajjika, Mahabhita, Prasarini, Shamipatra, Sprikha, Tamra, Svagupta, Hinnidikumba, Nidikumba, Matavirgen, Mirame y no me togues, Kasirottam, Samangai, Totta churungi, Mumghutamara, Peddanidrakanti, Lajkur, Najuko, Dedhasurobarasuni, Anjalikaraka, Kandiri, Gondamalika, Asrarodhani, Lajouny, Tottasiningi, Lajalu, Lajri, Mudugudavara, Bash ful mimosa, Humble plant, Toddachimunki, Toddavodikkodi, Herbe Chaste, Herbe pudique, sensitive plant, sleeping grass, shame plant, dormilona.
A tropical perennial, native to Surinam, growing up to a height of 6 feet.
Sleeping grass has seismonastic movements (the bipinnate leaves close-up and droop when touched but reopen after a few minutes).
The flowers are globose, yellow or purple.
The seeds are in seedpods (capsules) and contain small, rounded brown seeds.
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USDA zone 9 - 11.
Seeds and cuttings.
Full sun / partial shade, well drained, moist soil, but also on poor soils.
An ornamental plant that can also be grown indoors in pots or outdoors as an annual in the cooler zones (zone 2 - 8).
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