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    Mimosa Pudica is an annual, right?

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    I think it said on that Mimosa site that people "grow it as an annual" which would mean it can actually survive longer but is most efficiently grown for one year, and then allowed to flower, stripped of seed, and allowed to die(because flowering would be too taxing energy-wise on the plant?).
    Anyone?
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    Nah guys (or girls?)...

    The stuff here isn't annual or perenial, it's eternal.
    Just hangs in there all year.

    Give it light, warmth and water and there's hours of fun for the whole family.

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    I Grow loads of these plants every year! I grow them in a general houseplant/ multipurpose compost. Adding fertilizers will not harm them but I find it unneccessary.
    If you pinch the tips out when they reach about 4" high they produce lots of side branches that grow like crazy!
    Has anyone noticed the wierd smell they give off when you expose the roots when re-potting??? Its a sort of musty woody?? kind of smell. Quite hard to describe!
    A cool experiment to try is to light a match and burn the lowest leaflet you can find ad then just watch. Every leaflet, leaf will close in turn working its way up the plant untill every branch is drooping! And don't worry, the plant recovers about 20 mins later!!!

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    Hey Richard,
    Like sort of a chain reaction? I will try that.
    Chris

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    Just don't burn up the whole plant.lol

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    that is very cool... my seedlings are growing VERY slowly... after three weeks their first real leaves are growing....

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    Ram Puppy,

    I've noticed the same thing. They're not cp's so I'm going to fertilize mine. I'm not sure if they are going to make it but I'll let you know how they do. My big one (8") is starting to slow down since I got it, I may try it on that one as well.

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