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Touch me not, Chui Mui - Plant

Touch me not, Chui Mui - Plant

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Discover the enchanting world of the Chuimui plant, a fascinating botanical wonder known by various names like Sensitive Plant, Touch Me Not, Chui-Mui, Lajwanti, Kangphal, and more. This remarkable plant responds to your touch by closing its leaves, a captivating display of nature's sensitivity. Explore its unique charm and add a touch of intrigue to your garden or indoor space.

Live plants serve a dual purpose in your garden, offering both shade and ornamental charm. Among them, the Mimosa Pudica stands out. With its delicious taste, excellent flavor, and captivating fragrance, it's a rich source of vitamins A and C. Beyond its appeal, this sensitive plant holds a host of medicinal uses, from treating wounds and piles to addressing diarrhea and uterine prolapse.

Easy to Grow

Growing the Mimosa Pudica is a breeze. It's a fast-growing plant that demands minimal care. Reaching heights of 50 cm with a spread of 30 cm, it thrives in full or partial sunlight. While it's a tropical plant, you can cultivate it in pots in colder climates and bring it indoors during winter. Its slender, branching stem and bipinnate leaves provide a unique visual appeal, complemented by delicate pink, powder-puff-like flowers that bloom in the summer.

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    The actual product may slightly differ from the image shown, as it is indicative. The plant's shape, design, number of leaves, and size depend on seasonal availability.

    Please note that the received product may not precisely match the displayed image due to natural variations in plant growth and availability. Flower/ Petals and some leaves may drop during transport, but new leaves will sprout again within few days. 

    Plant Care: Upon receiving your live plants, it's essential to offer them water promptly to rejuvenate them after their journey. Position the plant in an area with indirect sunlight, allowing it to gradually regain its vitality.

    Repotting Instructions: Once the plant has fully recovered, you may contemplate repotting it in nutrient-rich soil, either within its current decorative pot or a new one. Ensure the selected pot features adequate drainage holes to prevent overwatering, especially if the decorative pot lacks these holes.

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        Plant Care

        Light & Temperature

        Chuimui, also known as the Sensitive Plant, thrives best in a location with full to partial sunlight. Provide it with the right amount of light to ensure its healthy growth and to witness its fascinating leaf-closing response to touch, a unique marvel of nature.


        • Moderate Moisture: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely.
        • Avoid Overwatering: Sensitive Plants are susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging.
        • Observe the Soil: Before watering, check the top inch of soil. If it feels dry to the touch, it's time to water.
        • Seasonal Variations: Adjust your watering schedule based on the seasons. During active growth periods, like spring and summer, you may need to water more frequently. In the dormant winter months, reduce watering.


        • Choose a Balanced Fertilizer: Opt for a balanced, all-purpose liquid fertilizer with a balanced N-P-K (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) ratio.
        • Fertilize Sparingly: Sensitive Plants don't require heavy feeding. Apply fertilizer sparingly, typically during the growing season in spring and summer, about once every 4-6 weeks.
        • Follow Instructions: Always follow the instructions on the fertilizer label for proper dilution and application. Over-fertilizing can harm the plant.
        • Flush the Soil: Occasionally, flush the soil with water to remove excess salts that can accumulate from fertilization.

        General Tips

        • Prune Regularly: Trim and prune your Chuimui to encourage bushier growth. This will also help maintain its shape and prevent it from becoming too leggy.
        • Provide Proper Support: If your Chuimui grows tall and tends to lean, consider staking or providing support to keep it upright.
        • Mind the Temperature: Chuimui plants prefer warm temperatures. Protect them from cold drafts and temperatures below 50°F (10°C).
        • Avoid Overhandling: While it's fascinating to observe the leaf-closing response, avoid excessive touching, as it can stress the plant.
        • Repot as Needed: Repot your Chuimui when it outgrows its container. Choose a slightly larger pot with good drainage.
        • Watch for Pests: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests like aphids and spider mites. Treat infestations promptly with organic pesticides if needed.
        • Rotate for Balanced Growth: Rotate the plant occasionally to ensure even growth and sun exposure on all sides.
        • Observe Leaf Movements: Enjoy the remarkable leaf movements and sensitivity of the plant, but be gentle when touching to avoid damaging the leaves.

        Product Description

        Product Features

        • Unique Leaf Response: Chuimui is famous for its fascinating leaf-closing response to touch, making it a captivating and interactive addition to your garden.
        • Indoor and Outdoor Versatility: While often grown as a houseplant, Chuimui can also thrive outdoors in warm climates, making it versatile for various gardening preferences.
        • Low Maintenance: Chuimui is relatively easy to care for and is a great choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.
        • Ornamental Value: Beyond its interactive qualities, Chuimui offers ornamental value with its delicate, fern-like foliage and charming pinkish-purple pom-pom flowers.
        • Medicinal Uses: In some traditional medicinal practices, Chuimui is used to treat various ailments, including skin conditions and digestive issues.
        • Attracts Pollinators: The vibrant pinkish-purple flowers attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, contributing to garden biodiversity.
        • Aromatic Foliage: When touched or brushed against, Chuimui foliage can emit a mild, pleasant fragrance.
        • Educational and Decorative: Chuimui is an excellent educational plant for children and a delightful conversation starter for guests.

        Dimensions & Specifications

        • Plant Size: Typically grows to a height of 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 cm) and spreads to a similar width.
        • Leaf Characteristics: The leaves are delicate and fern-like, featuring numerous small leaflets along each stem. They are typically bright green in color.
        • Flower Appearance: Chuimui produces small, spherical, pinkish-purple flower heads that resemble pom-poms.
        • Growth Habit: This plant has a bushy and slightly cascading growth habit, making it suitable for hanging baskets or as a ground cover.
        • Hardiness Zone: Chuimui is commonly grown as an annual in colder climates but can be perennial in warmer zones, typically thriving in zones 9 to 11.
        • Toxicity: It's important to note that Chuimui is not considered toxic to humans but can cause skin irritation in some individuals due to its prickly hairs.

        What's Included

        • Healthy & robust Touch Me Not Plant of upto 7-10 inches in height ( 9-12 inch including Pot) 
        • 4.5 inch Decor Round Pot (Randomly selected any color pot from  White/ Red/ Yellow/ Pink/ Black/ Green/ Blue Pot (As shown in the image)
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        • Free Delivery - PAN India
        • GST Included
        • The mentioned specifications are indicative only. Actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

        Shipping & Returns

        • Delivery Period: This product is shipped using our trusted courier partners, and the delivery period is approximately 7 days, depending on the delivery location.
        • Timing of Delivery: Please note that your gift may be delivered prior to or after the requested date of delivery, if any. Different ordered items may be delivered through various delivery partners.
        • Non-Delivery Days: Our delivery partners do not operate on Sundays and National Holidays.
        • Delivery Confirmation: Our delivery partners do not call prior to delivering an order. We recommend providing an address where someone will be present to receive the package.
        • Address Change: Kindly note that the delivery cannot be redirected to any other address after the order has been dispatched.
        • Order Tracking: Once your order is dispatched from our warehouse, you will receive a tracking number to trace your delivery.
        • Plant Care: For live plants, we advise providing water as soon as the plant arrives, as it may get dehydrated during transit. Place the plant in indirect sunlight, and it will gradually regain vitality.
        • Repotting Instructions: After the plant has fully recovered, consider repotting it in nutrient-rich soil, either in its current pot or a new one. Ensure the chosen pot has proper drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
        • Return Policy: Please note that return of live plants is not allowed. If you have any concerns, kindly share an opening video of package and pictures for consideration of a replacement claim.

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