Dec 192011

Help Your Child Get Excited About and Appreciative of Plants and Nature!

Pawling, N.Y.

Earth Day 2008 – The TickleMe Plant Company will send a packet of TickleMe Plant® seeds to one hundred people, selected randomly, who respond to this question, “What are three or more reasons why plants are important to the health of Planet Earth and Its Inhabitants?”  Send your email response in the form of words, pictures, poems, etc to: or mail a letter to: Earth Day Contest, TickleMe Plant Company, 60 Hurds Corner Road, Pawling, N.Y 12564.  Be sure to visit to learn about the TickleMe Plant.

“We are offering this contest because we want kids to become sensitive to and aware of the importance of plants. In addition, we love seeing how excited kids get the first time they tickle their plant and it moves!” says Larry Chipkin –President of the TickleMe Plant Company. Everyone is a winner, as all entries and letters with email addresses will be emailed a two dollar discount coupon. Winners will be informed on or before Earth Day April 22, 2008. Some responses will be posted on the website.

In addition, The TickleMe Plant Company will donate 1% of all 2008 profits to The Nature Conservancy’s program to save the rainforest called “Adopt an Acre®.”

What is a TickleMe Plant?

Native to Brazil, they can be found there and in other tropical areas, growing in the wild. The scientific name for the TickleMe Plant is Mimosa pudica.
“You simply plant the seeds in one of our growing kits or a flower pot with soil, water it and the plants will sprout in days,” says Larry Chipkin. Two weeks later, you can tickle this very sensitive plant and watch in amazement as the plant closes its leaves and lowers its branches. Then, usually within 15 minutes, it lifts its fernlike branches and re-opens its leaves. TickleMe Plants can be grown any time of the year, as an indoor houseplant. They also can produce pretty pink fluffy flowers!

About The TickleMe Plant Company

Mark Chipkin, Educational Project Director says, “We want every child (and those young at heart) to have a positive experience growing plants. Growing the TickleMe Plant from seeds is an adventure children (5 to 105) will never forget.”
All TickleMe Plant products are easy to grow, no green thumb needed! Thousands of teachers and students (K-Graduate School) have grown their own TickleMe Plants. The TickleMe Plant product line includes: packets of seeds, complete growing kits with soil pellets and greenhouses with flower pots.  The seed packets retail for $4.95 plus shipping at

For more information, cool experiments and activities, visit TickleMe Plant products are available throughout the continental United States. They make great gifts and party favors for all occasions. They can be found at science museums, nature centers, stores and catalogs that offer educational products which excite youngsters about science, gardening and nature. TickleMe Plants also are sold on line at web stores, such as Educational Innovations, Edmund Scientific, and eNasco.

 Posted by at 10:45 pm on December 19, 2011