‘Shy plant’ closes up and shrinks when touched

This plant in rural Brazil defends itself from any potential harm by closing up as soon as it’s touched, only to open again after a few minutes.

The footage, filmed February 3 near Rio de Janeiro, shows the mesmerising Mimosa Pudica plant closing up to the slightest touch.

“This sweet cute plant was such a big part of my childhood, I was always looking for them and touching them so they would think or ‘go to sleep’,” the filmer Clarisse told Newsflare.