Sensitive Plant Shrivels Away When You Touch It

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  • This short video of the Mimosa pudica plant was uploaded by angeldanielmx over four years ago, but it has received an Internet resurgence this week via Reddit.

    According to Logee’s Plants for Home & Garden site, the fine leaflets of the “Sensitive Plant” open in the daylight but will collapse downward and inward when touched. In roughly an hour’s time, the leaves will open up again, proving that the Mimosa pudica to be one of the more entertaining and playful plants, among the Venus Flytrap, of course.

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