This cute plant reacts to your touch
You love to touch your garden’s plants and flowers. The plant that doesn’t like to be touched is the cute one.
When you touch the plant, you will notice the difference in its position. We are happy to hear from you and we would love for you to leave a comment or share this post.
The mimosa pudica — also known as the sleepy plant or touch-me-not — reacts dramatically when touched or shaken.
When it is lightly touched, its leaves fall, one by one, until the whole cluster collapses. It reacts faster and stronger if you bump it.
Thigmonasty refers to the movement of plants due to touch stimulus. In this mechanosensory response, water within the cells and other cell contents apply a certain amount of force against the cell walls of the plant; this is called Turgor pressure.