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Mimosa


Mimosa


The mimosa is part of the family of acacias, it is a tree 8 to 15 meters tall with a wide, broken and not thick foliage. It is very used as an ornamental plant thanks to its splendid and fragrant flowering with very delicate yellow flowers. These are grouped in spherical globular flowers of color and collected in racemes of 7-10 cm that develop in the axil of the leaves. They bloom between January and March. The leaves, on the other hand, are silvery green and are arranged in 8-20 pairs of pinnules perpendicular to the branch. Each of these pinnules, in turn, is composed of about 20-30 pairs of leaflets perpendicular to the main rib. Mimosa is a very delicate plant, which prefers fresh, well-drained and basically acid soils, which favors good flowering. It grows preferably in areas with a temperate climate, fears very harsh winters: temperatures that drop below zero for a long time can even cause death. In order to propagate the mimosa, use the sowing technique above all, since the cutting does not work due to the low rooting capacity. Alternatively you can proceed with grafting on species of the same genus.