Top Ten Unique Plants to Grow

Add a diverse flair to your outdoor garden space with these 10 interesting plants.

Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK BooksDorling Kindersley
Mimosa Pudica Curls Away When Touched DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Tickle-Me Plant (Mimosa pudica)

When touched, the fernlike leaves of this very sensitive plant curl up, setting off a chain reaction where nearby leaf stalks of the plant fold in, too. The leaves also fold over in the dark. If touched too many times, the plant's reaction may slow down. This plant requires full sun and germinates in two to three weeks. Height is typically 12 inches (30 cm).

Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books


Dorling Kindersley

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