Zombie Plant earrings
These mimosa podica earrings are kinetic. Hand fabricated sterling silver. They are one of a kind. They are light-weight and hang 2" in length.
The mimosa pudica is a fascinating creeping vine plant. The name “pudica” derives from Latin, meaning “shy, bashful or shrinking.” It’s also known as the sensitive plant, action plant, sleepy plant, touch-me-not, and the zombie plant.
It’s super unique because it’s one of the few plants that quickly responds to stimuli. Sunflowers, for example, are known for turning their faces toward the sun, a process that takes several hours. The mimosa pudica is unique in that it responds immediately.
Like the Venus flytrap that closes its “mouth” when insects touch the small hairs within, the mimosa pudica folds its leaves closed when touched, shaken, or blown upon.