do you talk to your plants?

United States
January 21, 2007 10:35am CST
Talking to your plants makes them healthier...I talk to mine...I love telling them how nice they look and how much they are growing...I even find myself telling them that I'm sorry that I was a little late in watering them! I think talking to plants is beneficial to them....what do you do to get your plants to grow?
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@usama46 (863)
• Pakistan
22 Jan 07
no i don't talk with my plants.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
thank you for your response.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
22 Jan 07
no, i never talk to my plant... i only have one plant anyway... i don't know that talking with a plant can make it healthier... thanks for sharing this with me... it is a new knowledge for me... i will try it in a future... have a nice day...
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• United States
22 Jan 07
yes, you should try it! you should read the research on this, and try it..no matter if you only have 1!...lol..thank you for your response..i hope you will try it and let us know!
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
oh, yes, that is so true! actually, when i water my plans, i sing to them. i've read somewhere that plants react to voices. and i think it's really true, because i've actually noticed my flowers to be blooming more beautifully whenever i sing to them. they're living things, for one, so maybe just like us, they get affected by anything they hear around them.
• United States
22 Jan 07
i think that's wonderful for you to do! Yes, they are living things, and no living thing can prosper without knowing they are loved..thank you so much!
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• Philippines
22 Jan 07
I heard about that before, is it really true? However i saw some people who are opening their radio near the plants or play classical music to the plants everyday. They said it helps the plant grow beautifully because plants are like persons too.
• United States
22 Jan 07
there has been scientific investigation into this, and they have shown that plants that are talked to, played soothing music close by, etc. do grow better...thank you
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@dhouston (417)
• United States
22 Jan 07
What plants need most is proper sunlight (or shade), correct watering and appropriate amounts of fertilizer/compost along with using the right soil for each. Talking to them is good in that it means you are giving them attention, most likely by giving them appropriate water, pruning, etc. Talk alone is unlikely to do them much good. And yes, I talk to mine while caring for them.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
that's really the whole secret..if you're talking to them, you are paying attention to their needs..thank you so much
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@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
22 Jan 07
No I don't talk to my plants I just give them fertilizer and water and sunshine if they need it . I mostly grow african violets inside so they don't need to much. Now outside those a re alot more work, I tell them to quit letting the weeds grow in with them lol
• United States
22 Jan 07
lol..when they start listening and actually getting the weeds to stop, Please let me know!...i'll have my plants talk to yours!...lol...thanks
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@cyfernet (2385)
• United States
22 Jan 07
when u talk u exhale carbon di oxide so your plants can get their daily supply of carbon di oxide from u easily. so keep talking to ur plants and see them grow faster and start to give flowers!
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• United States
22 Jan 07
i have always talked to my plants, and not only because of the carbon dioxide thing...it's good for them, they are living things...thank you
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
21 Jan 07
i just water mine and turn them once a week so the grow evenly. i do not think talking to them helps them, it may help you though.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
oh but it has been proven that plants thrive much better when they are talked to...you ought to try it...thank you for your response
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• United States
21 Jan 07
Yes I talk to my plants and sometimes even sing to them I also belive it is healthy for them and me I am home alone most of the day and enjpoy my plants Try naming some of them hisa fun also
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• United States
22 Jan 07
oh i have!...not all of them, but i have named some of the very special ones..i honestly couldn't remember all the names for the jungle i have here if i named every one of them!..lol..thank you so much
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@suren2k6cse (2625)
• India
21 Jan 07
yes i will talk to my plant when i am in sad and alone in my room
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• United States
21 Jan 07
you should talk to your plant when you're happy, too!...plants loved being talked to happily!...thank you for sharing that
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
1 Feb 07
Yes, I do talk to my plants, and they respond very positively. If I make a comment on how heathy and colourful they are, they try to look healthier and more colourful the next day! And, when I am away, they tend to brood over my absennce and wish me with their waving leaves when I am home....hehehehe...that's all real fun. I am glad that they are capable of accomoodating me!
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
1 Feb 07
plant leaf - leaves of a garden plant.
:) my plant smiling.
• United States
2 Feb 07
what a wonderful response!..you're plants are truly loved and are better off i'm sure for having a friend like you take care of them...thank you so much!
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I talk to my plants too. LOL Sometimes my partner looks at me like I am crazy but I have repeatedly told him that it is a research done quite some times ago that plants grow better when there is music and people talking. There was another research done saying that plants emit a sound when it is cut. This would mean that they feel pain. They are living. That is an undeniable fact. So, why not talk to them? I even say sorry to them when I am having to cut them back or prune to help them grow stronger...my baby trees. And I sit there each time and explain how me cutting will help. LOL Some may see this as weird, but the tree that was dying when I moved into this house last year is getting better. And I think with time, it too will grow to be a strong tree.
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@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Hmmm! I didn't know that. I knew that studies show that music helps them grow. And, sometimes the type of music, I think!! LOL Your a cutie! :D
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
4 Mar 07
ive heard that its good for them. As you talk to them you exhale carbon dioxide, the plant thrives on this, in such close proximity i think it may well give it a boos blessed be
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• United States
4 Mar 07
yes the carbon dioxide does help plants, but i also think that when you're talking to them they thrive not only because of the extra care, but all living things need to be cared for and talked to...thank you so much
@JuliaPan (564)
• Canada
4 Mar 07
Fully agree with you! I am not much of a gardener you know, but my Mom really loves it. And she does talk to her plants and flowers. I hear her talking to them every time she approaches to water them. She says how lovely they are, how good they are that they grow so nice and so on and so forth. You should see our flowers and plants growing outside, on the balcony! I'm sure Mom's talking with them help them much! :) Everything is alive around us, after all.
• United States
4 Mar 07
how wonderful! your mom sure has the right idea, and i'm sure that her plants thrive as much as they do because of her wonderful care...thank you
@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I have never really had any of my own plants. But, I think that it is beneficial for the plants... along with music! :D I say say sorry also for not watering them on time or hurting them on accident! :) LOL
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Thank you so much ..such a nice response
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
yes, i do! i have lots of orchids at home, every morning i always go to the garden and talk to them, the image of a flower blooming gives warmth to my soul.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
how wonderful! i've always wanted to try my hand at orchids, hopefully someday i will have the time to learn more about them and start my collection...such a nice thought how you feel..thank you so much
@wasim989 (2302)
• India
22 Jan 07
Its sounds fun to me talking to our plants but I don't talk to my plants because I don't have free time that much.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
you don't have to have more time...just talk to them as you're watering them...
@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
22 Jan 07
no. but i rub and touch my plant to tell the how much i love them, :
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• United States
23 Jan 07
that's another great way to take care of your plants...it's the same as talking to them..thank you for sharing that!
@yrteja (651)
• India
22 Jan 07
yes.i also know your theory and now i am following the same.we also be healthy when talked with plants by taking more and pure oxygen at that time.
• United States
22 Jan 07
exactly! everyone benefits! thank you so much!
@ezzrssi (11195)
• Italy
21 Jan 07
no i have not plants in my house
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