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By lozone31
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#9905
ya I wonder how long it will take. Maybe it will turn out that its not even the soil doing it! :o But who knows
By devon
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Joined:  Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:04 pm
#11244
hey everyone, I have a few mimosas from seeds... I had over 50 seeds and I only got about 5 seedlings. :( Any seed tips?
By Adam
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#11358
I have never done that before.. good luck with the rest of the seeds..

Mine seems to be growing with closed leaves in direct sunlight... maybe I should be growing it indoors...
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By Adam
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#12074
Wow, these guys have quite the root systems and mine got root-bound pretty quick. I'll be repotting tomorrow.
By Eric
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Joined:  Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:23 am
#12078
devonblomquist wrote:hey everyone, I have a few mimosas from seeds... I had over 50 seeds and I only got about 5 seedlings. :( Any seed tips?
I grow mimosa seeds by soaking them in very hot water for about half a day to 2 days.At least until the seed starts to swell.Then sow them and a lot of them will germinate.
By Adam
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#12173
Repotted today into a much bigger container. Used some really high quality indoor plant potting mix. We'll see how it does..
By Adam
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#14493
It's blooming! Purple fuzzballs is what the mimosa calls a flower... will post pics soon.
By watnazn
Posts:  426
Joined:  Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:52 am
#15046
Oh, I love that plant. At the family nursery, I remember my aunt show me that plant, I was as amazed as when I first saw when they got venus flytraps. Now they dont get mimosa that much, it was like a one time thing. I'll ask to try and order one. I was just wondering Adam, do you think that the branches can make for a cutting? They probably would. Maybe if I get one one day, I can take lots of cuttings and resell them at the nursery :lol:
By Adam
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#15298
It's considered a weed where it grows natively. So I'm guessing it would be easy to grow from cuttings.

I'm going to put this plant in yet another bigger pot.. See how large I can get it to grow :D
By mkburleson
Posts:  105
Joined:  Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:39 pm
#15311
We have two Mimose Trees in our front yard. We planted them there because hummingbirds are so attracted to them. We keep hummingbird feeders up year round. They slow down in the winter but I always seem to have at least a couple at any given time. This time of year they are everywhere & having trees they like in addition to the feeders is fun.

Mary :)
By Adam
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#15314
Wow.. You're lucky to live in a climate that can sustain a mimosa!
By mkburleson
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#15315
How many different types of Mimosa are there anyways?

I did not even realize that the leaves folded up at night until I started reading this thread & then checked out our trees. I really need to get out more at night, literally. :lol:

Mary
By Adam
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#15358
heh.. I noticed the leaves starting to fold at dusk.
By BigEasy
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#15487
I have weeds in the back yard that close their leaves and stuff like that .... are they one and the same kind of plant ?
By Adam
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#16305
not sure. do you have some photos?
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