The sensitive plant also closes up at night to save energy
In this, it’s not alone. Many other plants fold up their leaves at nighttime. At night, leaves are not taking in any energy from sunlight. Therefore, plants decide that holding their leaves open and their stalks straight is a waste of nutrients. Instead, the sensitive plant relaxes these extremities, much like going to sleep!
It’s still a healthy plant
If you touch a sensitive plant and it wilts, have no fear! It’s still a healthy plant. After a few minutes, it will send water back to its leaves and stand straight up again. However, it takes a lot of time for the sensitive plant to rejuvenate itself. Don’t touch the plant just to watch it wilt. It may seem like fun, but it’s not fun for the sensitive plant.
It’s always important to pay attention to the body language of plants, animals, and other people! We should never want to make other living things uncomfortable, and especially not for our own entertainment. What signs do you give off when you’re uncomfortable? Remember what those signals are, and pay attention to them in others, even in plants!