Common name: Nuttall’s Sensitive Heather
Origin: South America
Height at maturity: 30 to 45 centimeters
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Vegetation: perennial, annual
Flowering: all year round
Flower color: purple pink
Soil type: 10% potting soil and 90% peat
Watering: normal, without excess
Use: pot, tub, garden
Diseases and Pests:-
Toxicity: not determined
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
A sensitive plant, the mimosa quadrivalvis folds down its leaves when touched or exposed to heat.
An annual or short-lived perennial, its foliage is evergreen and the plant has a bushy or carpet-like habit. The stems are thin, branched and spiny. The leaves are similar to those of ferns and are 5 to 10 centimeters long, bright green to grayish green.
Spherical inflorescences 1-2 centimeters in diameter, pink-purple appear in late spring until frost.
The plant grows rapidly at temperatures above 20°C and much slower below this temperature.