“Do Plants Like Music?” 🌱🎶🎧 We know plants are incredibly perceptive. To the heat from the sun, rustle of wind and microbes in the soil: but what about sound vibrations?
When I was in grade school, one of my science fair projects was on classical music’s affect on sprouting mung beans. It was inconclusive, because well, I was in 3rd grade and probably didn’t realize my mom’s mung beans were waaay too old to even germinate.
Today, I revisited the topic by reading up Mazlan of Dengarden’s article on “The Effect of Music on Plant Growth” (look it up!). There’s an interesting study cited that tells of plants that grew larger with raga music and flowers that supposedly bloomed earlier after a dance performance.
American botanist Luther Burbank talked to his plants. Although I don’t talk to my plants, I play podcasts (who else is thrilled with the new Bloom & Grow plant podcast?!) while I work and now wonder if it gets absorbed by the studio plants. It’s a fascinating thought!
Here we have Sansevieria “Starfish” being stylish with #Plattan2BT headphones by @urbanears
Stunning variety in this #plantgang 🌵
Can you believe all these plants came from the same mother?! 🌱🌱🌱 Yes! Pilea peperomioides propagate like no one’s business and some of her babies are already gunning for the throne.
Pilea peperomioides are one of my most easily divided and abundant houseplant that constantly gives. They propagate by offshoots from the main woody stem and by runners under the soil. As these underground stems search for light ☀️, they root along the way. The tips, once it hits the surface, will grow leaves 🍃 and form a baby.
On the main stem, you can see the nodes are tightly packed. Every single one of these “indents” has the ability to root and grow offshoots! That’s a lot of birthing potential.
When I first started propagating my pilea, I was so afraid of taking cuttings I prepared with surgical precision ✂️. Now I can quite literally pluck an offshoot off with my bare hands and stick it in new soil.
Some folks have managed to root fall leaves with just the petiole but from what I understand these won’t grow additional leaves? Anyone experience anything different?
I have to say, I get to work in a pretty spectacular space- but what a difference it makes to have nature inside with you! Our intimate little clinic is full to the brim with plants and flowers. Anyone that has been in to visit will appreciate the joy of fanning past the bird of paradise and giant peace lilly only to be met with flowing strands of pothos. These beautiful plants fill our space with life and serene beauty. And just to make them that little bit more spesh, proteas represent courage, diversity and transformation. The best kind of feels 🌼🌼🌼
The great advocado experience 🌱
I put the advocado seed in water in the jar on the left 9 months ago. I put the advocado seed directly into the pot of dirt on the right 4 months ago. In about 7 lucky years I should have an advocado 😁 if they grow fruit indoors in the North.
Ah Monday, how did you get here so fast?! Never seems to be enough time to get everything done on the weekends...
I introduce you Vera my Aloe Vera!! || Ha ha ha 😂🤣It's silly, but that makes me laugh to give a name to this sweet baby. I bought it yesterday, I was lacking greener 🌿🌱. Hope tour weekend was wonderful, and very strong start to Monday 👊🏻
Peaceful Sunday or Christmas Shopping? Really siding with the first option.
Observe Life through an unexpected Echeveria Chihuahuaensis Bloom.
Observe la Vie à travers la Floraison imprévue d’une Echeveria Chihuahuaensis.
@jenssuccs got the supplies to make these cute ornaments and it was so darn easy we decided to put together a little Step by Step for it!
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