Mimosa pudica (local name: Makahiya) closes its leaves when touched (a video can be seen here), hence it has been called the shy or bashful plant. Despite studies to find out how a plant can learn without having a central nervous system (aka brain), it remains a mystery.
Sensitive leaves aside, it has some beautiful flowers that should not be hidden.There really is no reason for it to be shy. Come on, Mimosa, show us your bright colors!
It somewhat reminds me of decors on a Christmas tree.
So I won’t be shy in greeting you a Merry Christmas!
May you find joy and a way to celebrate the best that the season brings!