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PlantFiles: Small leaf Sensitive Plant Sensitive Plant
Neptunia aquatica

Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Neptunia (nep-TOO-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: aquatica (a-KWA-tee-kuh) (Info)

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Ponds and Aquatics
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

under 6 in. (15 cm)

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USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive EverythingDIY On Apr 3, 2013, EverythingDIY from Niceville, FL wrote:

I have this in my aquarium by the window and it opens and closes in the sunlight. Very cool plant. Got it the other day and it's already got a new sprout!

Positive FountainMan On Aug 16, 2012, FountainMan from McKinney, TX wrote:

Really cool plant. Can either be potted or floated on the surface. I placed this plant in my pond and about 20 minutes later the leaves were open and ready for buisness. It's really cool to touch the leaves and watch them close. These are great for ponds where children visit but also equilly fun for those of all ages. I certainly have fun playing with them. However these being tropical means I'll have to setup an aquarium this winter. Oh well that means I'll be closer and have more time with them.

Neutral Carrotcarp On Dec 10, 2007, Carrotcarp from Cornwall
United Kingdom wrote:

The sensitive plant is one of the only plants to have a simple nervous system,they grow as weeds in tropical climates,the leaves close up when touched, cold or in the dark, in spring it produces a pink fluffy flower ball


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hollywood, Florida (2 reports)
Niceville, Florida
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Houston, Texas
Mc Kinney, Texas

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