Photo of room mimosa bashful

Photo of room mimosa bashful

Photos of indoor plants Published: May 10, 2012 Reprinted: Last edits:

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Mimosa does not tolerate direct sunlight for some time. From March to October, the temperature is kept at 22 degrees, and in winter it is lowered to 15-17 degrees, but not lower. During the growing season, mimosa is watered abundantly, and from autumn they begin to gradually reduce the frequency and abundance. Mimosa needs spraying and additional humidification in the room.

Fertilizers must be diluted, and they are applied from March to August every 2 weeks. Pruning is carried out after the mimosa has faded. In winter, the mimosa goes to rest. Propagated by seeds, and transplanted only when the roots fill the pot.

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Mimosa is bashful.

In the photo: Mimosa pudica / bashful mimosa

In the photo: Mimosa pudica / bashful mimosa

In the photo: Mimosa pudica / bashful mimosa

In the photo: Mimosa pudica / bashful mimosa

In the photo: Mimosa pudica / bashful mimosa

In the photo: Mimosa pudica / bashful mimosa

In the photo: Mimosa pudica / bashful mimosa

In the photo: Mimosa pudica / bashful mimosa

In the photo: Mimosa pudica / bashful mimosa


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Mimosa bashful

Mimosa bashful belongs to the genus mimosa, numbering about 300 plant species. The homeland of mimosa is considered tropical America and Brazil, where it grows in low places. Bashful mimosa is a shrub up to 50 centimeters high, flowers up to 2 centimeters in diameter, pink-purple in color, are located at the ends of the shoots. The plant usually blooms in summer.

Agrotechnics when growing mimosa on a personal plot

    Selection of a location for disembarkation. Since the plant is still a "resident" of tropical areas, it is problematic to grow it in our climatic zone, for this mimosa is kept in rooms or greenhouses, greenhouses or winter gardens. Otherwise, the plant is grown as an annual, since by autumn days the shoots are strongly stretched and the bush loses its attractiveness, but it is easy to renew it from seeds. If you are in a climate where winters are mild, then it is worth choosing a place in a sunlit area - in the southern, southeastern, southwestern, eastern or western locations. All this is because in shading, silver acacia will lose its decorative appearance, and you can not wait for flowering. And only in the presence of bright solar insolation can mimosa form a compact bush or bloom profusely. The landing site must be sheltered from the wind. However, if the plant is immediately planted on the south side, then sunburn on the leaf plates can occur. Therefore, from the first time, until the adaptation takes place, a small shading is carried out. For mimosa, slow development and a slow set of height parameters are noted.

Temperature indicators during cultivation mimosas in winter should not fall below 10 degrees below zero.

Planting soil mimosa is selected taking into account its natural "predilections". The optimal composition of the substrate is the composition of the upper soil layer (sod), peat, river sand and prepared humus. All parts of the constituents are equal. It is recommended to lay a layer of expanded clay of the middle fraction at the bottom of the hole - this will save the root system from waterlogging. If the plant is grown as a perennial, then it will need a transplant in the spring. It is recommended to periodically loosen the soil and remove weeds.

Watering. Growing mimosa requires normal moisture and watering conditions, of course, in natural conditions, the weather decides everything. However, if the summer is very hot, you will sometimes have to water the silver acacia, although the plant is drought-resistant. It is advisable to use collected rain or river water, but if there is none, then the tap water is passed through a filter, boiled and defended a little. Then the water from the container is carefully drained so as not to capture the sediment. Watering at first is needed until complete rooting, when the plant was just transplanted.

Fertilizing the substrate. For mimosa, it is recommended to feed in the spring-summer period, when the process of active vegetation and flowering is underway. You can use full mineral complexes dissolved in water for irrigation twice a month, and when flowers appear, they use preparations for flowering plants.

  • General care behind mimosa is not difficult, since it is even possible not to carry out the molding of the plant's horse. However, if silver acacia is used as a perennial, then it is recommended to cut off too elongated shoots of the plant. If there is enough light, mimosa will quickly make up for their loss.

  • Growing mimosa at home.

    Growing mimosa at home.
    In Russia, you can buy bashful mimosa seeds and acc.
    its varieties.
    I recommend the seeds of the Gavrish company, the seeds of this company
    I've never been let down.

    First, about last year's bad experience.
    The landing was in the month of April. When the batteries were still heated, and
    the sun was already heating the room.
    I waited for seedlings for 3 weeks, one seedling survived from all the seeds,
    which I cherished and cherished until he was dumped on the floor by Scote.
    The roots are sensitive, bare, the mimosa was stunned and decided to go
    into a paradise for plants.

    This year, apparently, everything will be more fun and greener.

    Crocodiles gave a home greenhouse for the eighth of March,
    bought in obi.
    About 2 meters in height may be less. Three shelves, cover made of
    plastic polyethylene? xs, but thanks to him the sun's rays are scattered, and
    retains moisture in the soil.
    I mean, the conditions are like in the country.
    The landing took place on March 9th. It was discovered this morning
    three out of six kids who, despite the frost outside the window, decided to come to this
    mortal world.

    There are many ways to grow mimosas on the Internet.
    From strange sprouting methods to crazy recommendations for

    So what do we need to be successful.
    Seeds. I do not profane in the form of seed soaking
    (except for cases when Agro technology really needs it, for example
    From the experience of soaking, I will say that everything was always rotten with me, except
    peas, everything was long and hemorrhagic. Moreover, in my case, as it is all by itself
    sprouts itself.
    Land. This time I used strawberry soil.
    Fertilizers. Everything was abundantly poured with water with Energen.
    Capsule per liter of water. You do not need to push the capsule into the water, but just open it and
    pour the powder into the water.
    Tara. Mini greenhouses. One seed in each compartment. because of
    plant features I do not recommend shoving a lot of seeds into one pot. For at
    fighters will be lost in the transfer.
    Window. if you have a north or west side, then rather
    all you need is backlighting after seed germination.

    The soil must be fresh, preferably before any planting
    open it directly in the process.
    And do not store afterwards, as it will dry out and be dusty.
    We pour enough soil into the compartments. A little bit
    crushing with your fingers. We leave somewhere half a centimeter to the sides.
    Take the seeds and put one seed in the middle. fall asleep
    earth and crush a little.
    After that, we water (or spray abundantly from a spray bottle) with water with energy, eco-gel or similar things.
    cover with a lid and put on the window.
    After, for some time we run with a tambourine and
    check the moisture content of the soil, which should not dry out.
    After the emergence of shoots, do not remove the cover of the mini greenhouse
    worth it, because in our apartments the heating will finish them off.
    The first feeding can be done 2 weeks after

    The main rule when growing bashful mimosa, according to
    do not touch it with your hands.
    The air rate in summer is about 25 degrees, at a higher temperature it will start
    dry. Spraying is not recommended, nor is touching it with your hands.
    The ideal solution is a humidifier.

    Growing silver acacia (yellow mimosa)

    At home in Australia, the silver acacia is a huge tree that grows up to 45 m, and in other places - usually up to 10-12 m. But it is quite possible to grow mimosa at home in the form of one and a half meter bushes from its seeds.

    Growing from seeds

    If you plan to grow mimosa from seeds at home, then you need to plant them in January-March. In order for the seeds to germinate, they need to be soaked in hot (60 degrees) water, and then kept for another two days in warm (40 degrees) water. Some growers recommend dousing them with boiling water instead and slightly cutting into their tough skin.

    A pot for sowing mimosa in diameter should not exceed 15 cm, and as the plant grows, every 2-3 years it is necessary to increase the diameter of the pot by 3-4 cm, until it reaches 60 cm.The soil for silver acacia needs slightly acidic or neutral. To cook it yourself, you need to take:

    • one piece of sand
    • three parts of light turf soil
    • two pieces of peat.

    Mix the ingredients well and pour over. For seed germination, you need at least 25 degrees of heat, so it is better to put the pot not on the windowsill, but on the shelf next to the heating radiator, remembering to maintain the humidity of about 60%. Mimosa grown from seeds at home is capable of blooming in the second or third year.

    Growing from cuttings

    This task is somewhat easier to solve. In the second half of summer, cuttings 5-10 cm long should be cut off from an adult plant. Suitable offspring often grow at the base of the tree trunk, and, having cut them off with a sharp knife, can be further used as cuttings.

    • Plant the stalk in a small pot filled with a mixture of sand and peat (1: 1) and cover with the cut-off bottom of a plastic bottle.
    • During the entire rooting period (two to three months), the soil must remain moist.

    Video about mimosa (silver acacia)

    Mimosa (silver acacia) care

    Caring for mimosa at home involves moving it to a bright, warm place, since acacia loves the bright sun very much. In the summer, it is advisable to put it out on the street. In winter, when the plant is resting, it should create cool conditions (but not less than 10 degrees). From spring to autumn, the plant must be watered abundantly, and in winter - moderately, without overmoistening the earthen coma. Every spring and summer, the plant should be fed with liquid complex fertilizers, and during the March flowering period, it should be fertilized every two weeks. The higher the temperature in winter, the earlier the acacia will bloom. Immediately after flowering, it must be cut off, leaving only the shoots located near the trunk, and the trunk must be shortened.

    Reproduction from seeds

    To collect the seeds, you must first pollinate the flowers. In nature, insects or the wind do this. At home, the procedure is carried out manually using a soft brush. It's just that pollen is transferred from one flower to another.

    The easiest way to grow mimosa from seeds that you can get from other growers or buy. The fruit of the flower is a pod with several peas.

    1. When the shell is completely dry, the pods are placed in the refrigerator for the whole winter.
    2. In March, they start planting, before which the planting material is soaked in water for half an hour. For sowing, the usual universal soil is quite suitable. Garden soil is not suitable, as it contains a lot of microbes.
    3. They are sown in small containers, at the bottom of which drainage is arranged. Expanded clay can be used in this capacity.
    4. The soil mixture is well spilled, and then peas are spread on its surface.
    5. Sprinkle 1 cm of soil on top of them.
    6. The containers are covered with plastic wrap to make a mini-greenhouse.
    7. The seeds are transferred to a warm place where the air temperature is about +30 ºС. Water only through a spray bottle.

    The first shoots will appear in 20 days. Then the bowls are exposed to the light, but not in direct sunlight. The temperature in the room should not be lower than +24 ºС.

    When three leaves appear, the seedlings are transplanted into separate containers using universal soil. When picking, you need to protect delicate roots. Further caring for young plants is no different from caring for adult specimens.

    Disease and pest control

    Although mimosas are rarely affected by pests, their appearance can quickly destroy the flower. Therefore, as a preventive measure, it is recommended to treat the plant with small doses of insecticides and phytosporin (Figure 6).

    The main pests of indoor mimosa are called spider mites, aphids and whiteflies. You can recognize a spider mite lesion by small white dots on the leaves and a thin cobweb, barely visible to the eye. If you do not start treatment in a timely manner, the pest will drink all the juices from the plant, as a result of which it may die. The fight against these insects is carried out using acaricides: "Actellik", "Omayt", "Sunmight", while observing the recommendations set out in the instructions for the preparation. It is also recommended to use a soap solution with the addition of alcohol. If necessary, the treatment is repeated after a week.

    Figure 6. You can determine the disease by the appearance of the leaves and the plant itself

    Aphids are easy to spot on the petioles and in the leaf axils. The latter become sticky, their tops curl up, and the leaf blades stop growing. Sometimes, with a strong defeat by a pest, mimosa completely sheds its leaves. For the destruction of aphids, insecticides with low toxicity are used, for example, Fitoverm. With a small lesion, treatment with soapy water will help. In case of severe damage, twisted branches should be cut off, and the flower should be sprayed with a preparation with permethrin.

    If translucent plates appear on the lower surface of the leaf blade, this is a sign of whitefly damage, which leads to discoloration and death of the plant. To remove the pest, the flower is washed with soapy water, or sprayed with tobacco infusion. From chemical preparations it is recommended to use "Aktara".

    Detailed instructions for growing this unusual houseplant from seeds are given in the video.

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