When growing Acacia trees indoors, repot into a slightly larger container, using a soil based compost such as John Innes No. 2. Water well and position in full sun. Outdoors, plant directly into borders in any acid or neutral, free draining soil. Choose a sheltered position in full sun; a site against a south facing wall is ideal in milder areas. In frost prone areas grow mimosa in a cool conservatory or in a container which can be moved indoors over winter. Feed and water regularly.
Once established, mimosa is fairly drought tolerant and plants grown outdoors will require less attention. Acacia particularly dislikes hard pruning. After flowering prune lightly to maintain its shape. In winter, move container grown plants to a frost free position. In mild areas Mimosa may be overwintered outdoors if grown in sheltered borders and offered some winter protection. Repot container grown plants into increasingly larger pots as they increase in size.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
Almost 3 feet and doing well.
By Penny Barnden 10-09-2012
Update on my mimosa plant. It's indoors on a very sunny window ledge, glad I decided to keep it in, given the monsoons we've had in Devon. Slight die back after missing a watering but new leaves sprouted almost immediately. In a nine inch pot with good compost but not feeding too much as apparently there is no need. Think it's a good idea to keep in until well established. Spraying with water helps the leaflets.
By Penny Barnden 11-04-2012
Always wanted one for my sheltered Devon garden.The 8 inch high plant spread out and flourished after its first feed and water. Will be potting it on soon and I'm very pleased with the delicate and sensitive leaves. Looking forward to the flowers, maybe next year? Thanks.
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