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Germination of

Mimosa pudica

Sensitive Plant: Touch-me-not, Shy plant

Mimosa pudica

Mimosa pudica: Mimosa pudica seeds can be easily germinated by following a few simple steps. First, soak the seeds in warm water for 24-48 hours to soften the seed coat. After soaking, plant the seeds in a well-draining potting mix and cover with a thin layer of soil. The container should be kept in a warm, bright location with temperatures around 70-80�F. Mist the soil regularly to keep it moist, but not waterlogged. Seedlings should emerge within a few weeks and can be transplanted to their own containers once they have several sets of true leaves.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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