Talking to and Playing Music for your Plants

@Marcyaz (35606)
United States
August 31, 2015 3:36pm CST
I have always talked to my plants and have names for them and I have even played music for them as I heard that is something they would like. They also need water and sunlight along with plant food Do you talk to your plants, have names for them or play music for them If you do how does it make you feel Isn't it wonderful when a plant grows and looks healthy, I have some from very tiny and now very, very large
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• United States
31 Aug 15
That is a beautiful plant Marcy! I have talked to plants yes, as I think they need it. I only have one plant now and I only just got that recently.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
31 Aug 15
Great you can have a great conversation with it Ocean as you know they love for us to speak with them.
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• United States
1 Sep 15
@Marcyaz Only thing is it is out on the balcony and if I do that the neighbors will hear lolz
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
1 Sep 15
@TiarasOceanView Well you can still whisper to it which I think would be alright too.
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• United States
31 Aug 15
What type of plants do you have? I want to start an herb garden soon out on my deck, and was wondering if you have any pointers? I've heard that plants have different reactions to different types of music. For example, classical music makes them "appear" happier, healthier, and perkier.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
31 Aug 15
I have some plants like philodendrons that I like the best. Mine like a nice calm level of music although I do play a lot of different type of music. Outside we have been growing hot peppers you need a good soil and water daily.
• United States
31 Aug 15
@Marcyaz Awesome! I definitely want to start out with basil, rosemary, and similar herbs, because I think those are better for beginners than plants like hot peppers. I'm also going to try out potatoes because they're so easy to grow.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
1 Sep 15
@RachelDSims24 Some other things that are easy for beginners are carrots and peas. Actually peppers I put in a big plant outside with good soil and water every day or so and they do great but do need sunshine.
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
1 Sep 15
At the moment we don't have any plants. We are still renovating our house, but when we finish the renovation we are going to buy some plants for the living room. I once read about an experiment. One group talked to their plants and the other group didn't talk to them. The plants that people talked to became larger and more beautiful than the plants in the other group.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
1 Sep 15
Porcospino, I can believe that as my plants always grow quite large also and I am not really that good a plant person at least not like my mother was.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
1 Sep 15
I think that plants may sense if someone cares about them and they react to what they're receiving. I find it very interesting because there are studies saying that plants and vegetables can feel some kind of pain when they are cut from their roots. Do you think it might be true?
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
10 Sep 15
@besweet I think anything can be in pain even trees.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
31 Aug 15
I always talk to mine and ask them things..they have never answered me back that i am aware of but as long as they love me is all that counts
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
31 Aug 15
Yep Rose, they don't seem to answer us but as long as they are still alive and love us that is what matters.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
31 Aug 15
@Marcyaz that sure is right
@besweet (7227)
• Greece
1 Sep 15
I only hane one plant at home and it doesn't look very healthy. This is because I forget to water my plant sometimes and I also didn't know that it needs plant food. I guess I should start from the basics. I like yours, it is obvious that you care for this plant.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
1 Sep 15
Yes, you must water your plant and give it plant food every so often. Make sure you have a good soil also and your plant is not in too big a holder for it.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
1 Sep 15
@marcyaz My mother is very good in gardening and we always had beautiful plants at home, without any effort from me. Thank you for the helpful advice, I will check the soil as well. How can you see if the soil is good or not?
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
1 Sep 15
@besweet If it is a brownish red color then it is really good soil.
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@Micmac (9423)
31 Aug 15
That sounds interesting. I never thought about playing music for my plants. I don't talk to them either, but I touch their leaves. Yes, it is nice to see a plant grow from small to a healthy full large plant. I have a cactus and recently a little cactus just started growing in the same pot. Lovely to look at. I admire your plant photo. May I ask, what is the name of this particular beautiful plant you've shared?
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
31 Aug 15
I do believe it is a pothos Miki it was given to me and has now come back to life. Glad to hear you like plants also.
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@Micmac (9423)
1 Sep 15
@Marcyaz I have a pothos plant too. I like yours better because of the gorgeous light and dark green colors. Mine is one color. I just love how pothos plants are durable and grow for a long time.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
1 Sep 15
@Micmac There are a number of different looking pothos it all depends on which one you buy.
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@lady1993 (19954)
• Philippines
1 Sep 15
I read that it does help when you talk to plants, but i never do that - nor play them any kind of music. my mom is the green thumb
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
1 Sep 15
I bet your mom talks to her plants and maybe even plays music for them. Good someone in the family has a green thumb as plants make such a nice addition to a home or apartment.
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@lady1993 (19954)
• Philippines
1 Sep 15
@Marcyaz yes, i love plants too especially those that have flowers, but now that we have a dog, most of our plants are ruined.. my mom was devastated
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
1 Sep 15
@lady1993 It sounds like your dog is a plant eater. You need to take control and make sure your dog understands no means no. I bet your mom was devastated as that is not a good thing to have happen.
@Susan2015 (21673)
• United States
31 Aug 15
I used to talk to them when I had one or two plants. I read it was good to do that somewhere.And I talk to my dogs all the time.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
1 Sep 15
I also talk to my dogs and they generally understand what I am saying and sometimes I use hand commands for come and such and the puppy now has learned that also. She is beginning to know when I tell her to sit she will sit and I put my hand out by her face. They are easy to train if you just take the time to do so don't you think?
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@Susan2015 (21673)
• United States
1 Sep 15
@Marcyaz yes, although sometimes my 8 year old Beagle or my 3 year old Terrier mix don't like to listen. I think they act like they don't hear me:)
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
1 Sep 15
@Susan2015 They are like children hear only what they want to hear.
@Hate2Iron (8022)
• Canada
1 Sep 15
That just might be the reason that I can't grow indoor plants. I don't think that I have ever tried talking to my plants... indoors or out. But, I must be doing something right. My Orange Barberry loves me and won't stop growing.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
10 Sep 15
So you know how to grow something.
@LeaPea2417 (21939)
• Toccoa, Georgia
1 Sep 15
I have not talked to my plants or played music for them. I bet that is why I am not good at growing plants. I need to start doing what you say.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
10 Sep 15
Remember they also need plant food and water.
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@GreatMartin (5678)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1 Sep 15
I have 28 plants in my apartment--all thriving--I threaten to sing if they DON'T grow--that works!!
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
1 Sep 15
28 plants wow now that is a lot. You sing oh my those poor plants would surely not thrive so well. If I threatened to sing my plants would want to move to a new home.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
1 Sep 15
We have those plants in Jamaica and they are called crotons. I do talk to plants but it is something like ' Why don't you bloom?
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
1 Sep 15
Crotons now that is a name to remember. You say why don't you bloom but are they a blooming plant?
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
2 Sep 15
I haven't ever talked to my plants. I have played music but not directly for my plants. I have heard that plants respond to music.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
10 Sep 15
I don't have plants. I am allergic to many. But I know for a fact that my mother used to have plants and always talked to them. Lots of people talk to their plants.