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"The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days."
- Archbishop Robert Leighton
If you have seen a mimosa I am sure that it impressed you.
Mimosas are very likely to impress due to their extraordinary and exotic outlook. Mimosas in one word are outstanding, unparalleled flowers; moreover exotic, beautiful, eye-catching and charming. Mimosas besides being lovely and charming can be considered extremely delicate and wonderful flowers as well. They can even be considered nature’s most charming flowers and in the same time wonders.
In what follows let us know more about this exquisite flower. Mimosa belongs to the Fabaceae family. It is native to Mexico and Central America, but it can be also found in the tropical regions, such as Hawaii. Over time, due to all sorts of experiments and crossings, several species were developed. Two of the most well-known species are mimosa pudica and mimosa hostilis. Mimosa pudica is known for folding its leaves when touched, or when it is exposed to heat; mimosa hostilis is renown for containing a high amount of DMT, a powerful hallucinogen in its roots.
Other species include:
The list of the species could go on, but in what follows I would like to focus on mimosa pudica. This species is the most well-known and it is cultivated widely. Mimosa pudica is a very popular flower; most people would like to have it in their gardens. Cultivating mimosa can turn out to be a very challenging task. Thus here we provide the guidelines for mimosa care.
Moisture is a high priority for mimosas. It is very important to keep them slightly moistly. It is important to keep the watering moderate, because mimosa can absorb a lot of water and then toppling in water is not at all beneficial.When choosing the location, bear in mind that mimosas prefer bright light, but direct solar radiation should be avoided. Mimosas prefer room temperature, but are very sensitive to frost. They should be protected well from frost. Fertilization should be performed at a regular basis, for example weekly. However when fertilizing, the recommended dosage is only half of the one for foliage plants.Another important aspect is calm, droughts or frequent vibrations have to be avoided. They can damage the leaves, and cause their collapse. Each collapse means for the plant a great loss of energy. This weakens the plant greatly therefore it should be completely avoided.Last but not least, after buying a mimosa, one should always repot it.(http://www.mimosa-pudica.de/e_pflege.html)
Keeping these guidelines in mind, you will surely be successful with mimosas. I wish you Good Luck in your gardening activity.