Mimosa pudica is a flowering plant with wispy leaves and soft pink flowers. The plant is native to Brazil. A notable characteristic of the plant is that its leaves fold when they are touched. The mimosa pudica is a strong, hardy plant that is naturally resistant to pests and diseases.
Fill a flower pot with a mix of peat and perlite, combined at a ratio of 1:1. Pour water over the mixture, and allow the excess to drain away.
Place mimosa pudica seeds atop the moist peat and perlite mixture. Gently cover the seeds with more moist peat and perlite.
Cover the flower pot with plastic wrap. Hold the plastic wrap in place with a rubber band. Mimosa pudica seeds require a great deal of moisture in order to germinate, and this tent provides the moisture they need.
Place the container on a windowsill that gets at least 8 hours of indirect sunlight each day. If you don't have such a window, place the container under a fluorescent light source. Leave the container under your light source of choice until the seedlings are approximately 2 inches tall.
Remove seedlings from the peat/perlite mixture, and repot each one in a separate flower pot filled with high-quality potting soil. Water immediately to help the plant settle and allow the trapped oxygen bubbles to work their way out of the soil.