Sensitive Plant Seeds


Sensitive Plant Seeds

This is an ornamental plant that is a favorite with kids. Touch the leaves and watch them react! Watering, wind, rain, and touch will all make these sensitive little plants close up and droop. In mid to late summer, they produce soft pink flower puffs, but take care to avoid the stems as they will produce little thorns along with their flowers as the plant matures. They will reseed and volunteer freely for the next year.

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When to Plant in Spring:

  • Earliest Planting Date: 2 weeks after Average Last Frost
  • Latest Planting Date: 5 weeks after Average Last Frost
  • Length of Planting Window: 3 weeks

Planting Info: Soak seeds in water for 30 minutes prior to planting. For best results, start seeds in peat pellets four weeks before outdoor planting date. For direct seeding, plant seeds 1/8” deep. Plants should stand about 12” apart.

Germination: 7-21 days

Preferences: plenty of water, full/partial sun, well-draining soil

• The sensitive plant is native to Central and South America and is a member of the legume family.

• The plant can fix nitrogen from the air which enables it to grow in poor soil.

• It is also known as the Bashful plant, Sleeping plant, Touch-me-not, and humble plant.