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Mimosa nuttallii 'Pink Sparkles' (Sensitive plant 'Pink Sparkles')

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Mimosa nuttallii 'Pink Sparkles'

Other names

Sensitive plant 'Pink Sparkles'

Genus

Mimosa Mimosa

Variety or Cultivar

'Pink Sparkles' _ 'Pink Sparkles' is a tender perennial, known as the sensitive plant because its leaves fold when they are touched. In summer, it produces candy-pink pom-pom like flowers.


Mimosa nuttallii 'Pink Sparkles' is: Evergreen

Habit

Irregular, Open stems

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse leafhopper , Glasshouse whitefly , Root mealybugs , Vine weevil Aphids , Glasshouse leafhopper , Glasshouse whitefly , Root mealybugs , Vine weevil

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Mimosa nuttallii 'Pink Sparkles' (Sensitive plant 'Pink Sparkles') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Greenhouse

Cultivation

Plant in a container and keep in a well-lit and well-ventilated spot but out of draughts and direct sunlight. Water moderately but regularly, applying a liquid fertiliser monthly. May be placed outside during the summer and brought inside before frosts.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Mimosa nuttallii 'Pink Sparkles'

Other names

Sensitive plant 'Pink Sparkles'

Genus

Mimosa Mimosa

Variety or Cultivar

'Pink Sparkles' _ 'Pink Sparkles' is a tender perennial, known as the sensitive plant because its leaves fold when they are touched. In summer, it produces candy-pink pom-pom like flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Irregular, Open stems


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse leafhopper , Glasshouse whitefly , Root mealybugs , Vine weevil

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Mimosa nuttallii 'Pink Sparkles' (Sensitive plant 'Pink Sparkles') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Greenhouse

Cultivation

Plant in a container and keep in a well-lit and well-ventilated spot but out of draughts and direct sunlight. Water moderately but regularly, applying a liquid fertiliser monthly. May be placed outside during the summer and brought inside before frosts.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Mimosa nuttallii 'Pink Sparkles' (Sensitive plant 'Pink Sparkles')

Common pest name

assam thrips; castor thrips; chilli thrips; yellow tea thrips

Scientific pest name

Scirtothrips dorsalis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

EU listed pest for citrus but highly polyphagous and intercepted on a number of hosts. EU legislation should be updated to reflect wider host list.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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