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mimosa pudica and yellow flower

Ras

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wondering if mimosa pudica or the other sensitive pant with yellow flowers NEED distilled water ,
idk the name of the yellow flower sensitive plant but looks very similar to mimosa . I assume its either Partridge Pea or Neptunia plena(aquatic sensitive)
guess I wont know till it flowers or the seller gets back to me

anyways do sensitive plants generally need distilled water or is it ok to water with tap, or maybe mix of 50/50 tap and distilled
 
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wondering if mimosa pudica or the other sensitive pant with yellow flowers NEED distilled water ,
idk the name of the yellow flower sensitive plant but looks very similar to mimosa . I assume its either Partridge Pea or Neptunia plena(aquatic sensitive)
guess I wont know till it flowers or the seller gets back to me

anyways do sensitive plants generally need distilled water or is it ok to water with tap, or maybe mix of 50/50 tap and distilled
Water does not matter at all to this plant. In fact, it needs high rates of fertilizer to grow/flower. It needs lots of water too but is indifferent to the quality. It will readily wilt and make its needs obvious. I have grown individual Mimosa pudicas into 3-foot-diameter bushes. They're amazing plants and they grow like crazy as they get bigger.

The healthier the plant (i.e. more light and food), the better response from touching it. Also, the leaflets will open and close more times and won't stop working.
 
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Mimosa (or atleast the ones here) have thorns, so by closing the leaf up the thorns are more exposed, therefor dettering herbavores, unless they want a mouth of thorns.
 
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Mimosa (or atleast the ones here) have thorns, so by closing the leaf up the thorns are more exposed, therefor dettering herbavores, unless they want a mouth of thorns.
Yep. They are short but very stout and curved. A real joy of the plant kingdom to prune when they're big.
 
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And a pain in the butt when they're in the way of seeing your other plants, like my big ol' vine of one is right now.... nothing like getting a face full of Mimosa thorns when you're trying to move the pitcher plants around...:-(
 
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