Biophytum sensitivum is commonly called the Little Tree Plant because it looks like a tiny palm tree.
Part of the Oxalis family, the leaves of Biophytum sensitivum fold downwards, at tnight or when the plant is touched for protection. They are ideal to grow in terrariums as they love the high humidty.
This super cute little plant will produce lots of flowers in a range of colours, from yellow, pink, orange, and white.
It’s an annual plant, so in the wild they typically wouldn’t last longer than a year but in the house they’ll last longer than that (especially if you remove the flowers early when you see them). As the flowers begin to fade, the star shaped seed pods start to develop. As soon as the seeds have ripened, the plant projects the seeds outwards, To contain and collect the seeds, gently tie a bag over the ripening seed pods to allow you to collect the seeds and prevent the plants from self seeding. They’re most likely to die just after releasing their seeds, so conveniently it supplies you with new replacements at just the right time!
This plant comes in a 9cm terracotta pot so a cover pot is not required.
Light: Medium to bright indirect light. these plants are naturally found in shady areas so does not require a lot of light.
Water: Keep the soil moist at all times. this plant does not like to dry out. inconsistent waterings should be avoided.
Temperature: average to warm household temperatures, don't let this plant live in a area where the temperature drops below 16°C
Feed: Use a complete liquid fertiliser every fortnight during the growing season. As Little Trees only last a year or two, regular fertilisation is key to longer-lasting foliage, as well as better health and greener foliage.Size: Diameter x Height
9cm x 9cm Supplied in a terracotta pot, no cover pot is required.