Mimosa pudica is a perennial plant with small, fluffy, pink flowers and leaves that fold up when touched. It can be planted by sowing seeds or with rooted stem pieces. The Mimosa Tree, also known as Silk Tree, has fern-like leaves and pink and white feathery flowers and can be propagated by seed or cutting.
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Elizabeth McNelis has been writing gardening, cooking, parenting, and homeschooling articles from her St. Petersburg urban homestead since 2006. Her work has appeared in “The Perspective,” a homeschooling newsletter distributed in Pinellas County, Fla., and on her blog entitled “Whatever!” McNelis holds a bachelor's degree in professional and technical writing from the University of South Florida.