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Tickle Me Plant

The only plant that moves when you tickle it!

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Product Name Price Qty
Single Plant

Item #: WTMP-100

$6.99
Greenhouse Kit

Item #: WTMP-250

$21.99
Tickle Me Plant Classroom Kit

Item #: WTMP-500

$76.99

Usually ships the next day.

Recommended for age 4 and up with adult supervision.

Availability: In stock

Tickle Me Plant

Have you ever seen a plant that giggles when you tickle it? Well, neither have we, but we did find the next best thing. The Tickle Me Plant bashfully closes its leaves when you tickle them. Just plant the seed and, in as little as 3 weeks, you’ll have an amazing Tickle Me Plant that reacts to your touch. Available in a single plant, a six-pack greenhouse or a classroom kit for 30 students. You won’t believe your eyes when you experiment with the scientific wonder of the Tickle Me Plant. Recommended for children ages 4 and up.

What's Included?

Tickle Me Plant

Single Plant

  • Wonder Soil wafer
  • Seed packet
  • Pot, approximately 2.5 cm (1 in)
  • Miniature greenhouse

Greenhouse Kit

  • 6 Wonder Soil wafers
  • 2 Seed packets
  • 6 pots, approximately 4.5 cm (1.75 in)
  • Greenhouse for 6 plants

Classroom Kit

  • 15 Seed packets
  • 30 Wonder Soil wafers
  • 30 Pots, approximately 10 cm (4 in)
  • Guidebook with experiment ideas
What Does It Teach?

The Tickle Me Plant is a great addition to any Life Science unit and is a great change from ordinary plants. The exotic Mimosa Pudica plant is native to tropical regions and one of few plants considered a "tropism" (a fancy word that means it reacts when you touch it).

Customer Reviews

Love this plant Review by Jennifer

This is the only entertaining house plant that I've ever had. We can't keep our hands off it and guests love it. Only one of the seeds made it into a full grown plant, but I blame my lack of a green thumb and the Oklahoma climate for that. I bought it to use as an illustration for a lesson on the time Jesus cursed the fig tree, but I never expected it to be this amazing and fun to have around. Love it! (Posted on 8/5/13)

tickle tickle! Review by allyssa lammers

We just planted ours and the kids come in everyday and go straight to look at the plant to see if it has grown yet. We are all very excited to see what it does when you tickle it :) (Posted on 5/20/13)

Sounded like fun, but we didn't have success with it Review by Mike

As with the other reviewers, my students were very disappointed with the lack of results with this one. We waited patiently and followed directions for about 3 weeks when my students completely lost interest in it. To date this is the only Steve Spangler Science project that I have not been able to have success with. Won't buy this one again, but will certainly be buying the other amazing projects and materials offered on this website!

Mike-
We're sorry to hear about your bad experience with the Tickle Me Plant. Our customer service team will be in touch with you soon to try and troubleshoot and rectify the situation.
-Steve Spangler Science Web Team

(Posted on 3/26/13)

no science fair project Review by Jeanoma Babcock

my grandson and I ordered 3 kits to be used for a science fair project on circadium rhythms of plants. Unfortunately only 3 of the 12 pots had seeds that grew. One pot had 2 plants and 3 other pots had 1 each. This is a real problem for my grandson as he has no time to changer his project. We are very disappointed in this project.
Jeanoma and Hunter

Jeanoma-
We're extremely sorry to hear about your issues with the Tickle Me Plant. Our customer service team will be contacting you soon to see what we can do in order to rectify the situation.
-Steve Spangler Science Web Team

(Posted on 2/23/13)

Fun product Review by Liz Bernfeld

I have grown this kind of plant in the past and my students have really enjoyed interacting with it. I was disappointed in my last purchase, however. After following the directions carefully, only 3 of the 12 of the seeds I planted ever sprouted. I don't think that these results are typical, so I would still recommend this product to others.

Liz-
Thanks for taking the time to review the Tickle Me Plant. You're right! The 3 of 12 seeds result is atypical of the kit. We will be contacting you to try and figure out what went wrong in order to fix your experience!
-Steve Spangler Science Web Team

(Posted on 1/10/13)

A big disappointment Review by Anne

Out of all of our purchases, this one was the only one that dissappointed. Two of the seeds (of the whole pack) sprouted, and then died within a couple of days. This was after following the instructions carefully.

Anne,
I am extremely sorry to hear that the TickleMe Plants did not sprout as expected.  One of our customer service reps will be in touch with you shortly to help troubleshoot or solve the problem.
-Steve Spangler Science Web Team

(Posted on 12/4/12)

caution Review by Kim Springer

Caution should be used if this plant is planted where it can reproduce. Here in Hawaii, it is a major pest!! We call it Sleeping Grass because it closes up at night and goes "to sleep". Watch out for the thorns. (Posted on 11/18/12)

My Students Favorite Plant Review by Judy

Delivery was fast. Seeds sprouted in three days. A week later kids were running into my classroom to Tickle the plant to watch the leaves fold up. No plant excites my students about life science more then the Tickle Me Plant. (Posted on 10/14/12)

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