Little Tree Plant
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How to care for Little Tree Plant
Little Tree Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Little Tree Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Little Tree Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
This uncommon plant is one of my favourites. It loves humidity and to remain in a constantly moist medium. The leaves fold down when touched and they also fold their branches after the sun goes down as if it's going to sleep. After each flower blooms, it produces many tiny seeds, which you can collect before the plant *flings* them everywhere. Gotta be gentle doing it, otherwise they pop out like popcorn as you do it, but if you lose a few, it's ok because they produce heaps!
To germinate the seeds, keep them in a warm, moist environment and after a few weeks, you will see them sprout!
Something to keep in mind is this is an annual plant and it will spontaneously die at some point, so don't stress if this suddenly seems to happen. It's lucky the seeds are easy to germinate for this reason!
Another thing to keep in mind is this is *not* the mimosa pudica, which also has leaves that respond to touch and is a more invasive weed than the biophytum sensitivum.