Biophytum sensitivum, also known as the little living tree, is a moisture loving swamp plant native to south-east Asia and India. It’s palm like branches host delicate leaves wich respond to environmental changes- such as watering, touch and stress- with movement. Due to its size and favouritism towards moist soil, this plant is perfectly suited to terrariums, as well as bing a cute house plant.
Biophytum sensitivum produces flowers yearly allowing for seed cultivation for those especially enthusiastic about this friendly little plant. The plant should not be exposed to any direct sunlight but be placed in a bright space for optimal growth. When planting Biophytum in a terrarium, ensure that it is paired with other moisture living plants to avoid it being under watered. The soil should always be kept damp and a pot without drainage is suitable for this little friend.
The extensive characteristics of this living tree will be a constant talking point when taking guests on a tour of your own urban jungle. Biophytum sensitivum is the perfect gift for amateur growers and a must have for experienced collectors!
Size: this plant comes in 6cm terra-cotta pot and is up to 10cm tall.
Care Tips: To increase the life span of the plant, remove flowers when the first appear with sharp gardening shears.
Water: must be kept damp
Light: bright indirect light
Humidity: moderate to high
Plant Toxicity: not toxic.