This Amazon-Favorite ‘Tickle Me’ Plant Actually Moves When You Touch It (and Makes the Perfect Gift!)

updated Oct 26, 2022
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Flowers are a classic Mother’s Day gift that also adds a touch of beauty to the home space. Plus, they’re an easy way to show your favorite lady you care: There’s a seemingly endless variety to choose from, no shortage of places to find them, and as long as you don’t wait until the last minute, a potted plant or floral arrangement can be as simple as picking it up. However, if you’re looking for a way to make flowers more interesting for a plant-loving mother, then you don’t need to search very far. Amazon shoppers have been snagging this Tickle Me Plant Mother’s Day Gift Set for a surprising plant gift that’s fun for the whole family and won’t break the bank.

The unique mimosa pudica, or “Tickle Me Plant,” is known for its peculiar behavior — the leaves close and droop when they’re touched! This phenomenon is known as thigmonasty — pretty cool, right? “Just an amazing experience!” said a reviewer who got more than they bargained for when they gifted the kit. “I bought it for my mom for Mother’s Day and it arrived early. My mom planted less than half the seeds and now has multiple large plants from them! I couldn’t believe how fast they sprouted and how quickly they started ‘reacting’ to touch! There was a note with the package that said that if you had any problems with the seeds or plant to let them know and they would correct it. It’s a really great company!”

The Tickle Me Plant set comes in a gift box with everything needed to grow the plant: a flower pot, 10-20 mimosa pudica seeds, an expanding soil disc, and helpful instructions. “I had no idea plants could be so darn cute!” said another shopper, who also purchased the set as a Mother’s Day gift. “After the first set of seedlings did not grow, the seller reached out and sent replacements, completely free of charge. He exhibited great communication and exemplary customer service. He even included detailed instructions and tips on how to help the seedlings grow. I was extremely impressed. Now, my mother has an interactive plant that makes her giggle every single time she waters it. Best Mother’s Day present ever! This was a gift that just keeps on giving. Highly recommended.” It doesn’t get much better than that!

The complete set costs less than $20 and will arrive in time for Mother’s Day if you act quickly. Don’t delay, May 8 will be here before you know it!