What is a mimosa plant?
The mimosa is a type of flowering plant that originated in tropical regions throughout South America and Asia, such as in Brazil and India. Scientists often refer to the plant as mimosa pudica, and it has a variety of other names, including the sensitive plant, the humble plant and the touch-me-not.SizeThe mimosa plant is typically considered a ground cover and grows an average of only .5 meters and .3 meters wide, according to the University of Miami.FoliageThe leaves of the mimosa plant resemble the fronds of a fern and consist of 12 to 25 small, ovular leaflets that grow opposite of one another along the leaf stem, explains the University of Miami. Each leaflet is 9mm to 12mm in length and approximately 1.5mm wide at its longest point.FlowersThe flowers of the mimosa plant have a round shape and are made of long, thin, bright pink petals that extend from the center of the flower on all sides, resembling a ball. The flowers are typically 1.5cm in diameter and 2.5cm long, according to