Tuesday, January 27, 2009

TickleMe Plant

Have you ever seen a tickle me plant? It's like "makahiya" here in the Philippines if I am not mistaken. We used to live in province where there are lots of plants like this. When you touch it, it will close it's leaves like it was ashamed, that's why it's makahiya (means shy). This is very attractive for kids. Unfortunately, these plants were very rare now because of continuous building of buildings, malls and any industrial company. These kinds of plants usually found in forest or any area with soil and grass. I never thought that there is a store where you can find this plants and actually using it as a gift maybe because it is very fun plant. This is a nice idea whoever thought about it coz kids will learn to love their environment by planting such trees. I will also do this to my kids. I will teach them plant a small tree let them watch for it untill it grows. We must protect such plants that is really amazing. Tickleme Plant will teach our kids and even us, to love our nature. Hope my kids would love this activity.

5 comments:

Jenn in Holland said...

It even looks like it invites you in for a tickle! Wonderful!

jams o donnell said...

Ah I love that plant.. so modest! Happy WW

Pamela said...

I've heard it called "sensitive plant"

I think I like "tickle me" much better.

The Plant Man said...

Wow Jes that is so cool! I just ordered the TickleMe Plant Greenhouse. It comes with seeds and 6 flower pots and even soil pellets. I agree this is a great green activity I can do with my kids. I love how the plant really does move when tickled. I also like the pink flowers

Russell said...

I just got a TickleMe Plant Greenhouse. Thank you for this great post. If every child had the experience of growing this plant I believe they would grow up more sensitive to plants and all life.