7steps How to Bloom Beautiful Acacia Mimosa

7steps How to Bloom Beautiful Acacia Mimosa

Acacia mimosa is leguminous plant native to Australia which blooms in winter and spring. Acacia mimosa has yellow fluff flower petals and silverish leaves. The combination of the flower’s color and leaves is very popular. So the flower is often used to make dried flowers or country style wreaths.

When people see acacia tree, many of them feel sweet sorrow. If you arrange acacia mimosas, it will be the very picture of house. So I recommend it strongly.

I will introduce the steps how to bloom beautiful acacia mimosa for beginners. I hope it helps you!



7steps How to Bloom Beautiful Acacia Mimosa

 

1.Well drained soil


It is easy to grow acacia mimosa with well- drained soil, so you do not have to care too much about details like fertilizer or soil’s proportioning.

Before you plant the acacia mimosas from flower pots, you should cultivate lightly soil in the garden and add light soil like akadama soil or leaf mold to make well-drained soil if you can. The time of planting is from March to April and you should set the flowers in sunny spots.

 

2. Make enough room between flowers when planting


Acacia mimosa grows so rapidly and it will be about 10cm big when grown.

Once it takes roots, it is difficult to replant, so you should make enough room between the flowers when you plant them. Acacia mimosa is a tall flower so it might be broken by strong wind. So you should protect them by setting up fences around the flowers.

 

3. You do not have to water often


Acacia mimosa is originally a plant in dried area, so you do not have to water it often.

Only when a young plant is little, you should water it much when the surface of the soil is completely dried. After taking roots, you do not need to water it as long as it is extremely dry. Rain can mostly give it enough moisture so you do not have to care much about water.

 

4. Pruning


After falling flowers in late spring, you should prune branches before summer comes. In summer, you should be careful not to cut branches putting out buds of acacia mimosa.

Since acacia mimosa grows rapidly without care, if you don’t want tall branches, you should cut off dead branches which never bloom to make it look good.

 

5. Hot weather and cold weather measures


Although acacia mimosa is relatively strong in heat, in summer temperature of soil rises quickly, so you should refrain from watering it in the daytime in order not to get steamed.

On the contrary, acacia mimosa is weak in cold, so it is difficult to grow it in garden for living in the north region of Japan. In the case of living in cold climate, it is better to grow in a large flower pot and move it in a green house in winter.

 

 6. Pest measures


Since acacia mimosa is tough plant, it is rarely spoiled by pest. However, some pest like stem borer or scale insect might eat roots or leaves and ruin acacia mimosa.

High humidity or less pruning branches lead to pest increase, so you should have it well ventilated to prevent pest. If pest increase so much and it would be impossible to handle by hand, you can use pesticides. If there is a hole made by pest on the trunk of a tree, you should insert wire to get rid of pest.

 

7. Pick up seeds and scatter them


Since acacia mimosa is pea family of plants, it bears peas pods which have seeds. In fall, let’s try to pick up peas pod and scatter seeds to multiply acacia mimosas from seeds.

Seeds are covered with hard skin, so firstly soak them in hot water to make them easy to retrieve. And put them in flower pots and cover them lightly with soil. Since acacia mimosa grows rapidly, you should replace flower pots with bigger ones according to size once in a while.

 

How was that?

As I mentioned in the article, it is easier to grow acacia mimosa because it is strong plants compared with other plants. You can enjoy the process of growing the large tree like an acacia because it will be part of scenery around your house.

Around March when it is still cold, beautiful yellow flowers bloom, which heralds spring and make people feel warm.

 

Summary

7steps How to Bloom Beautiful Acacia Mimosa

1. Well drained soil
2. Make enough room between flowers when planting
3. You do not have to water often
4. Pruning
5. Hot weather and cold weather measures
6. Pest measures
7. Pick up seeds and scatter them