Mimosa plant

His own story

The mimosa plant whose scientific name is acacia and belongs to the Leguminosae family. The name of this genus comes from the Greek “akakia” and was used for the first time by Discorides. Generally, the mistake is made of calling all acacias by the popular name of mimosa. It is good to say immediately that mimosas live at their best especially in the open ground and in a mild climate, where the thermometer does not drop much below zero. Acacia dealbata is the most widespread species and has silvery-gray leaves and very fragrant, intense yellow glomerulus flowers. The bayleyana acacia, a species similar to the acacia dealbata, has an earlier flowering ie between December and January. Acacia cultriformis is a late flowering species between February and March. The acacia longifolia is a hardy and vigorous species,

Sowing, transplanting, multiplication

The mimosa plant multiplies by seed or by cutting. Sowing takes place between the months of February and March, at sixteen – eighteen degrees of temperature, in humiferous and sandy soil. When the mimosa seedlings are mneatable, they are potted individually to transplant them to their home at the end of the summer. The cuttings are taken from the semi-woody branches, possibly with the relative heel, buried in well-drained pots with peat and sand. They are kept humid, shady, during the summer season, and planted in the following spring. Grafting is used by approximation for some species that do not adapt to certain physico-chemical nature of the soil. The mimosa plant it is often attacked by the white cochineal which is fought with specific acaricides that it will be appropriate to spray even on unaffected plants.


It is wrong to assume that the great drought resistance of the different acacia species means that these plants cannot live without water. The mimosa plant in the absence of regular watering and autumn summer fertilization of an organic nature has the result of impoverishing the plant itself and causing stunted flowering. A weekly watering, the arrangement in a place protected from the wind and the fortnightly administration of fertilizer ensure the production of a real cascade of flowers of the brightest yellow. Equally important, immediately after the withering of the corelle, proceed with an energetic pruning. Generally this cut is done automatically when the flowering branches are cut to decorate the apartment. When mimosa has yellowing leaves, very often,

Mimosa plant: A curiosity that few know

The highway that left the Italian territory, after Ventimiglia, continues in France towards “the red rocks” on the beautiful Côte d’Azur, passes through very large mimosa plantations. Along the highway, as is usually the case on all French motorways, there are large signs indicating, with an arrow, the various places of tourist interest. On the side of the highway mentioned on the signpost there is written: “forest of mimosas”. And, in fact, on both sides and towards the inside you can see large mimosa treeswhich delight the traveler not only with the yellow cloud of flowers, but also with their intense perfume. Being a shrub plant, mimosa grows vigorously and without problems. It adapts to gardens even in temperate climates. In the language of flowers, mimosa symbolizes naivety and fragility.

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