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The mimosa

Also called “Acacia dealbata”, Mimosa is a plant native to Tasmania and some areas of Australia. Having become well known, it was subsequently imported and spread throughout Europe. In the country of origin it can reach up to 30 meters in height, while in our area it does not exceed 12 meters. The mimosa develops in an erect way and is a medium-sized, evergreen plant. Its leaves are green, have a bipinnate shape; from these leaves other small leaflets are formed which have the characteristic of having a different color according to the species. The flowering of this plant is always very abundant and occurs from January to March. Its fragrant yellow flowers have a spherical shape and grow in clusters. The fruit of the mimosa is a legume with a length of 5 – 10 centimeters which, once matured, it takes on the black color. The trunk of this plant is smooth and of a color between white and gray. There are many varieties in nature, each differs from another for its own particular characteristics.

Grow mimosa


The best position for mimosa is to expose it in sunny places, you prefer warm temperatures and it is preferable not to place it in environments where temperatures are below 15 ° C. When they are small and “young” they fear winds and drafts, it is advisable to help their growth by placing supports, so as to prevent the plant from being damaged. In cold periods it is advisable to protect the plant by placing it indoors. As for irrigation, the mimosa likes abundant watering during the summer due to its need for moist soil, while in the winter the watering must be reduced. It is important to be careful not to cause water stagnation that is harmful to the plant. It is possible to help the plant in its development by giving it fertilizer in the spring or autumn period. Humus or mature manure must be mixed with the soil when the seedling is implanted. In the event that the mimosa is grown in pots, it must be given liquid fertilizer every 15 days from the month of May until the month of September. As for pruning, it must be done after flowering, the plant needs it for two simple reasons: the first is to allow the plant to develop new shoots, the second is to give the plant a shape that must then be maintained. In case we notice the presence of dry branches it is advisable to eliminate them. you have to give it liquid fertilizer every 15 days from May until September. As for pruning, it must be done after flowering, the plant needs it for two simple reasons: the first is to allow the plant to develop new shoots, the second is to give the plant a shape that must then be maintained. In case we notice the presence of dry branches it is advisable to eliminate them. you have to give it liquid fertilizer every 15 days from May until September. As for pruning, it must be done after flowering, the plant needs it for two simple reasons: the first is to allow the plant to develop new shoots, the second is to give the plant a shape that must then be maintained. In case we notice the presence of dry branches it is advisable to eliminate them.

Parasites and diseases

This type of plant is predisposed to the attacks of many parasites and has a tendency to get sick often if we do not pay due precautions. The parasites prone to attack mimosa are fleas, scale insects, aphids and thrips. Fleas attack the shoots and produce a sugary substance, they must be eliminated with specific pesticides that must be administered in the spring – summer period. The scale insects attack the twigs weakening the plant, these too must be eliminated with pesticides. The aphids attack the leaves and ruin the shoots, to eliminate them proceed in the same way as the other two. Thrips, attacking the plant, do not allow adequate development; they must always be eliminated with a specific pesticide. As for diseases,

Mimosa Flowers: Profound Meaning

Mimosa is known as an ornamental plant for the beauty of its yellow flowers and the delicacy of the perfume they emanate. It is the symbol of the International Women’s Day, in fact a branch of mimosa is given to women on March 8 to “celebrate” them. Like other plants, mimosa also has its own language and meaning associated with it in ancient times according to popular beliefs. One of the meanings that this plant takes on is that of strength and femininity. But it must be said that mimosa also represents freedom, innocence, modesty and sensitivity. There are some who argue that for the American Indians the mimosa had another meaning, in fact every young boy gave a branch of mimosa to the girl who had made his heart beat. It is a gift much appreciated by all women, not only on that day, even if in Italy it is given for the anniversary of 8 March and then forgotten for the rest of the year. In addition to being used for these reasons, it is also of importance in the field of medicine. It is suitable for those who are following a diet, it decreases the absorption of fats and the feeling of hunger. With the properties contained by mimosa it is possible to prepare decoctions, very useful against diarrhea, feelings of nausea and venereal diseases. Australians often use the shortness of the plant to treat certain diseases. it is also important in the field of medicine. It is suitable for those who are following a diet, it decreases the absorption of fats and the feeling of hunger. With the properties contained by mimosa it is possible to prepare decoctions, very useful against diarrhea, feelings of nausea and venereal diseases. Australians often use the shortness of the plant to treat certain diseases. it is also important in the field of medicine. It is suitable for those who are following a diet, it decreases the absorption of fats and the feeling of hunger. With the properties contained by mimosa it is possible to prepare decoctions, very useful against diarrhea, feelings of nausea and venereal diseases. Australians often use the shortness of the plant to treat certain diseases.

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