Plant Care Sensitive Plant

Sensitive Plant

4.9 out of 5 (19 experiences)

Sensitive Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Sensitive Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Sleepy Plant, Action Plant, Touch-Me-Not and Shameplant

Taxonomy

Mimosa pudica
Mimosa
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Sensitive Plant

Water

How often to water your Sensitive Plant

Water needs for Sensitive Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Sensitive Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Sensitive Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Sensitive Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sensitive Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Sensitive Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Sensitive Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Sensitive Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Sensitive Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Sensitive Plant: repot after 2X growth

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 Sensitive Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Sensitive Plant

Sensitive Plant

Sensitive Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Sensitive Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 13
Sensitive Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Sensitive Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Sensitive Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Sensitive Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Sensitive Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Sensitive Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Maddie.-.lee avatar
@Maddie.-.lee
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 104 XP
globe American Fork, Utah
08/15/2021

You need to water it enough to stay moist and it needs humidity

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Jmplantlover avatar
@Jmplantlover
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 304 XP
08/07/2021

Likes it’s water but if you forget once it’s leaves will drop off. Eventually forgives and forgets and grows again 😁

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Clara avatar
@Clara
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 403 XP
globe Maize, Kansas
06/13/2021

So fun! They are just all around an amazing plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Kplantteacher avatar
@Kplantteacher
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 915 XP
06/11/2021

I love this plant. Seeded it and shared with 11 kindergarteners

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Natarii avatar
@Natarii
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 48 XP
06/11/2021

soil must be damp, not soggy! water all root ends!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Isamacy avatar
@Isamacy
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 202 XP
05/18/2021

I love this so much, you touch it and it closes up then opens after a little bit, very dramatic but I love her. But make sure not to touch them too much, it can stress it out.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Kxlevf avatar
@Kxlevf
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 49 XP
05/15/2021

When you touch its leaves, it curls up and closes the leaves. It also closes up at night when the sun goes down. I love her!! It’s like she’s sleeping :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily
Sabrina avatar
@Sabrina
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 12 XP
globe Powhatan, Virginia
04/26/2021

it needs drainage

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor

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