No, this isn’t a blog post about getting plants to laugh, but about an interesting species of plant that can be found in some parts of the world. The tickle me plant is known for its small reddish leaves that are covered in tiny hairs. When touched, these hairs release a powder that causes an itchy sensation. For this reason, the plant has also been nicknamed the itch weed. While the tickle me plant isn’t dangerous, it’s certainly not something you want to touch if you’re not expecting it! If you’re feeling adventurous and want to see one of these plants in person, they can be found in certain parts of South America and Asia. Just make sure you avoid touching them if you don’t want to get irritated.
What Is Tickle Me Plant?
Tickle me plant is a popular indoor houseplant that people use to create a living room or home theater atmosphere.
Tickle me plants are easy to care for, requiring little more than basic attention and light filtered sunlight. They come in a wide range of colors from white to deep reds and oranges with green leaves as well! The most common type is the arrowroot which has long thin leaves with wavy edges that gives it an appearance much like its namesake arrow pointing upward from its stem.
The tickle me plant, also known as the Sensitive Plant, is a succulent that has leaves that fold up when touched. It’s native to South America and can be found in the wild as well as in home gardens. The tickle me plant is easy to care for and can be grown indoors or outdoors in temperate climates.
How To Grow a Tickle Me Plant?
It’s really easy to grow a Tickle Me Plant. You can get one from any of the major retailers, such as Walmart or Target. All you need is water and sunlight!
The plant will not grow without light so make sure your sunroom gets at least six hours of direct sunlight per day, though it may take up to two weeks for the plant to catch on after being transferred into its new home. Once it has grown enough that you can no longer see through it, trim off any leaves that are too long (or heavy with resin) and enjoy your newly trimmed plant!
The soil you use should be well draining, so mix sand into your regular potting soil. Once you have the pot and soil ready, fill the pot with soil almost to the top and place the plant in the center. Gently press on the soil around the plant so that it is secure and water thoroughly. Place your plant in an area where it will get plenty of sunlight (at least six hours per day) and water regularly – once or twice a week should suffice. Fertilize monthly using diluted liquid houseplant food. Enjoy your Tickle Me Plant!
Tickle Me Plant FAQ
Is tickle me plant toxic?
Tickle Me Plant is deemed non-toxic for humans by the University of California. It is also safe for people and pets, according to the University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources website.