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03-09-2004, 11:46 AM
Ok I was on a trip to the dominican republic and found some sorta strange plant
Sorry i dont have any pictures but hey
ok it has little leafs like a fern their green and the stock is a reddish brown it usually fully opens when the sun hits it but if/when you touch it the leafs wich consists of little leafs closes up rather fast and if all the leafs on the litttle stem get touches it pulls down to the main stem
any one have any idea as to what this is I'm just curios http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif
03-09-2004, 12:54 PM
sounds like a sensitive plant
Mimosa something or other, i think
03-09-2004, 05:13 PM
It does sounds like Mimosa paduca (sp??) otherwise known as sensitive plant as Sarracenia stated.
03-09-2004, 11:28 PM
Mimosa pudica http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif
03-10-2004, 01:00 PM
Cool thanx i was wondering cauze it almost looked liked it could eat ants or somethin but ya that would make sense
03-10-2004, 06:51 PM
awesome i want one like that. is it easy to take care of?
03-11-2004, 10:44 AM
Mimosa are very easy to grow, and SO fun to play with.
03-11-2004, 12:12 PM
lol fun to play with huh?? sounds awesome!!
03-11-2004, 12:19 PM
ya the dam thing wont die down there
03-11-2004, 04:38 PM
lol!! i'm gonna have to find some seeds. i don't know where i can get some
03-12-2004, 11:36 AM
They're pretty easy to find, and some people here may have some extra seed. I will hopefully have some seed in fall after my plant flowers.
Do a search on Mimosa pudica
03-14-2004, 10:33 PM
ok i will i found a website that sells them and ebay sells em too. http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
03-15-2004, 08:52 AM
If it's pulling down to the ground it sounds more like the furn then the dicot...
05-05-2004, 01:01 PM
Just come to Florida, you might find them growing as weeds in yards, parks, etc. in whatever time of year they are most noticeable. I haven't seen any recently though...
05-30-2004, 04:45 PM
05-30-2004, 04:45 PM
Its a mimosa.
These plants fold up to:
When folded up, you will see hairs and needles on it(does not look so yummy for animals to eat now!)
05-30-2004, 05:55 PM
How long does it take for it to go back to its normal state so u can set it off again?
05-30-2004, 06:13 PM
Quote[/b] (HellzDungeon @ May 31 2004,3:55)]How long does it take for it to go back to its normal state so u can set it off again?
05-30-2004, 07:29 PM
cool, couple more questions,
1: Does it hurt the plant when u set it off?
2: Do they clump naturally, or do u have to propagate them in other means?
they seem very interesting http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
05-30-2004, 08:18 PM
that I dont know, but would like to know, I've been teasing it all day http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif
05-31-2004, 03:01 AM
From what I understand, the Mimosa closes up to protect the leaves against the massive rainfall of its natural habitat...
Shouldnt think it hurts it too bad if it's a survival treat.
05-31-2004, 07:31 AM
Thats also another reason(in reply to mannannan)
06-04-2004, 02:56 PM
Isnt mimosa considerd a invasive species?
06-04-2004, 03:33 PM
Quote[/b] (Finch @ June 05 2004,12:56)]Isnt mimosa considerd a invasive species?
the large tree forms. but this is the sensitive plant form...doesnt send up offshoots and only gets a few inches tall (though phil faulisi has grown it to several feet
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