Makahiya Plant Business : Sold for 400 to 1k Pesos in Other Countries


The “Makahiya Plant” also known as “Mimosa pudica” is a creeping annual or perennial flowering plant of the pea/legume family Fabaceae and Magnoliopsida taxon, often grown for its curiosity value: the compound leaves fold inward and droop when touched or shaken, defending themselves from harm, and re-open a few minutes later.

Many Filipinos would actually agree that this kind of plant can frequently be seen in the Philippines. Most children grew up playing with these plants. They find it really cute as makahiya plants tend to be very shy when someone touches it. But it was just recently when a netizen learned that such common plant here in the country were actually sold in other countries at a very intriguing price.

The netizen was later named Than-Than Javier as he saw the makahiya plant in a pet shop in another country being sold worth P400 to P1,000. He posted a photo of it and he wrote: “They are selling sensitive (makahiya) plant in a pet shop here and it cost 7.99$ that's almost 400 pesos... damo lang sa amin yan e."

A lot of netizens especially Filipinos were very surprised with the viral post. The said post garnered a number of comments and reactions from the public. There were even some people who wanted to sell this kind of plants for them to be able to earn some money. This was not the last time that common plants in our country are being sold in other countries and even online. As a matter of fact, sunbaked Talisay leaves are sold online for P49 every 10 pieces as they are used to help Betta fish be in good condition as they breed.

True enough that there are a lot of beneficial effects that we can get from different plants and animals in our environment. But we can never know their worth unless they are already sold at a big price in the market. Maybe we should all be aware that we should also give importance to the things around us or else we will all regret the fact that instead of having them for free, we should all pay an amount of money just to enjoy the benefits of this plants and animals that are given freely to us by nature.
Makahiya Plant Business : Sold for 400 to 1k Pesos in Other Countries Makahiya Plant Business : Sold for 400 to 1k Pesos in Other Countries Reviewed by Boom on 11:40 PM Rating: 5

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