The "Tickle Me" Plant

Ever See A Plant That MOVES
When You TICKLE IT?

By Larry Chipkin

Ever Grow the Plant That MOVES When You TICKLE It?

“Daddy come quick, my plant just moved when I tickled it” my daughter Rebecca screams from her bedroom. You can imagine the excitement in the house. My daughter Rebecca and I have successfully grown TickleMe Plants™ that close their leaves and lower their branches when we tickle them. With proper care they can even produce pink puff ball flowers.

Here is all you have to do to grow your own TickleMe Plant!

Materials:

  1. TickleMe Plant seeds
  2. Flower pot or cup with hole in the bottom
  3. Potting soil

Directions:

  1. The day before you plant your seeds, soak them in warm water overnight.
  2. Fill a flower pot or cup ¾ of the way with soil.
  3. Plant three to five seeds by covering them with 1/8 inch of soil.
  4. Water your seeds gently.
  5. Place your newly planted seeds in a room that receives bright light or sunlight for part of the day.
  6. Temperatures in the room should be above 70 degrees.
  7. Water before the soil dries out.
  8. That’s it! Your plants will begin to grow in less than a week.

The first two leaves will not be ticklish. In about three weeks, the second set of TickleMe Plant™ leaves will appear and they will move when you tickle them. TickleMe Plants™ are best grown as house plants and can even be placed in a bright location outside during the warmer months. They are frost sensitive, so be sure to bring them inside before the cold weather arrives. They produce pink puff ball flowers. TickleMe Plants™ can live for a year or more and grow to about one foot plus in height.

Native to Brazil, TickleMe Plants can be found growing wild there and in other tropical areas. The scientific name for the TickleMe Plant™ is Mimosa pudica. It also has been called shy grass, sensitive plant and other names throughout the world.

To learn about the natural history of the TickleMe Plant™ go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensitive_plant

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself and your children more sensitive to plants. To learn more about growing TickleMe Plants™ or to order seeds go to www.TickleMePlant.com

About The Author -

Larry Chipkin Co-Owner of the TickleMe Plant™ Company.
He and his daughter Rebecca love their TickleMe Plants. He wants every child to have a positive experience growing this amazing plant! http://www.TickleMePlant.com
For more information mail to:TickleMePlant@aol.com




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