Ever See a Plant MOVE When You TICKLE It?
September 5, 2007
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“Daddy come quickly, my plant is alive! It just moved its leaves and branches when I tickled it,” my daughter Rebecca exclaims from her room. You can imagine the excitement in my house because my daughter Rebecca had never seen any of our house or garden plants move, until her own TickleMe Plant™ surprised her. Not only did Rebecca see her plant move when she tickled it, but she also discovered that the leaves closed in the dark or cold temperatures. Rebecca observed that most often the TickleMe Plant™ returned to its original form in less than an hour, by lifting its fern-like branches and re-opening its leaves.
Larry Chipkin, co-owner of the TickleMe Plant Company (www.ticklemeplant.com ) says, “Growing your TickleMe Plant is as easy as one, two, three! We simply planted the sensitive plant seed in a flower pot filled with soil, watered it and placed the flower pot in a bright location. Our plant sprouted in 5 days! Two weeks later, we tickled our plant and watched in amazement as the TickleMe Plant™ closed its leaves and lowered its branches.” Now, two months later, my daughter and I are proud to announce that our TickleMe Plant™ has produced its first flower buds. We are excited again, as we await to see the beautiful, pink, puff ball flowers in bloom!
Don’t be surprised if after growing their own TickleMe Plants™, your children become more aware of plants and excited about gardening. TickleMe Plants™ are best grown year round as house plants and can be placed in a bright location outside during the warmer months. Bring them in before it gets cold, because they won’t tolerate the frost. TickleMe Plants™ can live for a year or more and grow to one foot or more in height.
The scientific name for the TickleMe Plant™ is Mimosa pudica. It also has been called shy plant, sensitive plant and other names, throughout the world.
The TickleMe Plant Company offers seeds and complete growing kits and educational materials for children, adults, teachers and students (from 5-105 years of age). Teachers from kindergarten through graduate school have used TickleMe Plants™ for their botany lessons. Products range in price from $4.95 for seeds to $69.99 for a kit with all the supplies necessary for a class of thirty students to grow their own plants.
To learn more about growing TickleMe Plants™ or to order seeds or complete growing kits, go to www.TickleMePlant.com . Visit this website for a video of the Tickleme Plant™ in motion, free educational activities, a cartoon, science teacher developed lesson plan ideas and a 100% Guarantee. Shipping is available nationwide.
TickleMe Plant growing kits also can be found at The Museum of Science in Boston, Liberty Science Center in New Jersey, as well as many other fine stores and online catalogs such as www.teachersource.com and www.scientificsonline.com . TickleMe Plants™ are great for science fair projects and holiday gifts, any time of the year!
Larry Chipkin is Co-Owner of the TickleMe Plant™ Company. Larry says, “My daughter Rebecca and I love our TickleMe Plants and want every child to have this positive growing experience.