Mimosa Pudica Sensitive Plant

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The Sensitive Plant - Mimosa Pudica. 2cm PLUGS

The sensitive plant is popular in cultivation around the world, and is enjoyed by many as a curiosity due to its highly touch-sensitive leaves.

 

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Grown in the UK as annuals or short lived perennial.

The plants can be regularly cut back to encourage bushier growth. Pruning also delays the pink flowers which helps to elongate the plants life.

Mimosa plants have a sprawling habit and it eventually fall over unless a small trellis or similar is put in the pot to hold them up.

Offsets can be easily rooted, even in water.

Robert Hooke (English scientist famous for his microscopy work, 1635-1703) was one of the first people to investigate the movements of Mimosa pudica, and at that time it had been suggested that plants had nerves and tissues similar to those in animals. It was later discovered that the leaves fold as a result of the internal movement of water, and the mechanics of the process are now well-documented.

A stimulus, such as touch or air movement, triggers certain areas of the stem to release chemicals, which cause water to move out of cell vacuoles and leads to cell collapse. This rapid plant movement is thought to act as a defence against herbivores, which may be deterred by the dramatic response, or if they are small, may be dislodged as the leaves collapse.

As a houseplant, it is normally just the foliage that collapses after touching, however as an invasive ‘weed’ in the tropics, the whole plant collapses when disturbed.

 

Care

A warm winter temperature not lower than 16°C is preferable.

They are not particularly easy to keep through the winter, but can be started from saved or bought seed early spring in a warm propagator. Cuttings can be overwintered sometimes too.

Some misting of the leaves will help maintain humidity.

Good light is important but avoid direct sun though windows in mid-summer.

They like a peat free , loose, well-draining medium

Water and feed regularly through the growing season, use rainwater if possible, water sparingly during winter.

The Mimosa can be re-potted in spring but it is more common to raise new plants from seed.

Feed with a high potash feed such as general Tomato Feed every few weeks.

 

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Cat Grass

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14 x Cat's Grass (Dactylis Glomerata) Small 2cm pre germinated Plant Plugs PLUS 200 seeds

£7.95

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200 FREE seeds will be added to your order. This is so you can plant another pot up to be growing on for later on a sunny windowsill.

 

Generally CAT GRASS is sown from seed into pots and germinated for your cat to enjoy. Sometimes you just need something ready grown and these 2cm plugs are purrfect (sorry) for that, you don’t need to wait a few weeks for them to mature as they are ready to pot on straight away. You won’t get as much and they might be short lived but your cat should find them a treat.

 

Especially for your pet cat, Cat's Grass (Dactylis Glomerata)

 

The young grass leaves when eaten are said to help stop fur balls especially when your cat is house bound.

 

Cat Grass is a good aid to help add missing vitamins and minerals in your cat's diet.

 

Small pre-grown plugs measuring 2cm across.

 

Simply plant them where you want them to grow, either indoors or in a pot on the window ledge indoors. Anywhere your cat can approach it with safety.

 

It is highly attractive to cats as they enjoy chewing and rolling on it.

 

Allow 10-15cm of growth before introducing it to your cat, any smaller and it’ll only last a day!

 

SMALL PLUGS MEASURING 2cm across

 

The Dactylis grass is easy to grow from seed to increase your stock if you let the plants mature. They can also be mixed with wheat, oats and rye, which cats seem to like too.

 

Can also be known as Cocksfoot Sparta and orchard grass.

 

·         Perennial.

 

·         Best maintained at approximate 4" (10 cm).

 

·         Prefers partial shade.

 

·         Flat leaf blades.

 

·         Helps cats to cough up fur balls.

 

·         Full of folic acid, vitamins and minerals, essential for good cat health.

 

 

 

Medicinal Uses

 

Aids cats digestions.

 

Contains vitamins, minerals and folic acid essential for cats.

 

Restrict the cats’ usage if you think they are going a bit overboard with the amount ingested.   (It could induce vomiting so protect your carpets!)  Please consult your vet if you think your cat is deficient in any minerals or off colour.

Creeping Thyme

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Thymus serpyllum - Creeping Thyme 10x2cm plugs

£7.95

 

Currently out of stock.

 

10x Mini 2cm plug plants.

 

 

 

 

 

Rich, purple/pink/red nectar rich flowers in summer

 

 

 

Well formed roots ready for planting outside in a well prepared, weed free soil or growing on in pots and planted out later.

 

These are a great addition to our increasing range of ground cover plants. (We also sell lawn chamomile and Irish moss plugs) The plants are the smallest variety (Serpyllum) have have a really compact growth habit making them an ideal plant for putting in rockeries, in between paving stones and, as the Victorians did, use them for small lawns.

 

The plugs are a tiny 2cm across but the plant will establish quickly.

 

The label is just to show the flower colour and won;t be in the packaging.
 
I offer a money back guarantee if you are not totally happy with the plants on arrival.
The plants will be packed in small bags and paper towel and not solid plastic containers and in an envelope. First class postage is included so the plants will not be in their envelope too long.

 

 
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Sagina Subulata - Irish Moss

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Sagina Subulata plug grown plants

Ready for planting straight into weed free soil or to grow on in larger pots

Makes a great grass lawn substitute.

Grows well on dry sandy or gravelly soils Use around walkways and between paving stones.

Sagina subulata is also known as pearlwort, Irish-moss, awl-leaf pearlwort, or Scottish moss.

Sagina plants are native to Europe, from Iceland south to Spain, and east to southern Sweden and Romania.

A low-growing prostrate perennial plant forming a thick, dense mat with stems less than 10 cm long, and slender subulate (awl-shaped) leaves up to 1 cm long.

Sagina subulata is one of the best low growing ground covers that is both decorative and low maintenance and has small white flowers to 0.5mm across take form from spring to late summer all over the plant.

Hardy to about -15°C (5°F), it spreads slowly to surround paths and stones with a dense, evergreen, emerald green carpet of tiny, soft feathery leaves that are studded with a swath of white flowers for a short time in mid-summer.

During winter some perennial plants die back to ground level and become dormant, and evergreen perennials can look untidy. The Irish Moss stays green and just gets compact in winter ready for a burst of growth in spring

This compact, dainty ground-cover is one of the most versatile and easy plants to care for.

The plant quickly forms a dense mat of bright green, low growing evergreen foliage that is able to withstand light foot traffic. Once established, these need very little attention with no trimming or cutting needed.

The ground will need to be weed free before planting and check often for weeds trying to take a hold.

Soft and spongy to walk on.

Growing Conditions Appearance and Characteristics-

Evergreen Sun Exposure- Full Sun, Part Shade

Flower Colour- White

Soil Type -Normal, Sandy, Loamy

Blooming Time Late Spring – Late Summer

Soil -pH Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Foliage Colour Shamrock Green

Soil Moisture- Any

Height 5-15cm

Care Level- Easy

Spread 15-30cm

 

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The 3 plugs will be wrapped and fitted into an envelope and sent 1'st class pots. Please take the plugs out of the plastic when they arrive as they might get a bit soggy. I'll delay posting from Friday until Sunday night to ensure the plants don't sit at the sorting office for too long.

 

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