Mukkutti (Biophytum Sensitivum)

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“The Mukkutti plant, scientifically known as Biophytum Sensitivum, is a delightful addition to indoor gardens. With its tiny leaves that fold up in response to touch, this plant showcases fascinating leaf movements. It requires moderate care and thrives in well-drained soil and moderate light conditions. Elevate your indoor garden with the beauty and intrigue of the Mukkutti plant.”

Biophytum sensitivum, also known as the sensitive plant, is a small annual herb that belongs to the Oxalidaceae family. It is native to tropical regions of Asia and Africa, and it can be found growing in damp, shady places such as the forest floor.

The plant is about 10-15 cm tall, and it has compound leaves that are sensitive to touch. When touched, the leaves fold up and the leaflets curl inward. This is a defense mechanism to protect the plant from potential predators or damage.

The flowers of Biophytum sensitivum are small and white, and they bloom in clusters on long, slender stems. The fruit is a small capsule that contains several seeds.

In traditional medicine, Biophytum sensitivum is used to treat a variety of ailments, including skin diseases, coughs, and bronchitis. The plant is believed to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, and it has been shown to have antioxidant activity.

Biophytum sensitivum is also a popular plant for indoor gardening and terrariums, as it is easy to care for and adds an interesting touch with its sensitive leaves. It prefers a damp, shady environment and well-drained soil. It can be propagated by seed or by taking stem cuttings

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