My girls have been into all things plants and nature lately so when I saw TickleMe Plants I knew they would be interested in them. What are TickleMe Plants? TickleMe Plants are plants that actually MOVE when you touch and tickle them.
Here’s the science lesson for the day- Their scientific name is Mimosa Pudica and they have the capability to display thigmonasty (touch-induced movement). They respond to being touched, shaken, heated or rapidly cooled. How cool is that?!?!
The TickleMe Plants come with their own cute little greenhouse, pots, and soil pellets. First you need to get the seeds ready to plant. Put the seeds in a mug and add boiling water. Allow the seeds to sit in the water for 24 hours before you plant them. Follow the directions for planting the seeds and make sure they get enough water and sunlight. After a few days they will begin to sprout. Once they start sprouting you can leave the greenhouse open as they grow larger. The first leaves that you see are not the ones that will move when touched. You need to wait a few weeks for the second set of leaves to appear. Those are the ones that will move when tickled.
As your TickleMe Plants grow larger, you will need to transfer them into larger pots for them to be able to continue to grow to full size. Under the right conditions your TickleMe Plants will grow pink, puffy flowers during the spring and summer. Ours haven’t grown flowers yet but we’re keeping an eye out for them. If your children like learning about new things, plants, nature, etc., they will love TickleMe Plants. Watch below to see a TickleMe Plant in action.
Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own.