The Basics Sensitive plant closes it leaves at night and opens them again in the morning. The leaves also fold up if the plant is shaken or exposed to heat. In fact, high temperatures (75-85°F/24-29°C) may trigger the leaves to close. It only takes a few minutes, though, for the leaves to slowly unfold and the stems to straighten up.The feathery, fern-like leaves are made up of 25 pairs of tiny leaflets.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full Sun / Partial Shade Amount of Water: Keep soil evenly moist, not soggy. Soil Conditions: Peat moss based potting mix that drains well. Cold Hardiness Zone: 11
The Care Sensitive plant is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.