Only the passionate gardeners who consider their plants as a part of the family like to humanise their plants. Also, on the other hand can someone really believe in the skill of plants that they can talk. Additionally, can plants talk to each other? Do plants communicate with us? or do plants have their own language. These questions and more, have been researched and studied, and the verdicts is yes.
How plants really communicate?
Plants have truly amazing adaptability and well blessed survival techniques. Many can survive long periods in near darkness, others can fend off competing plants with toxic hormones, and still others can even move themselves. Therefore it is not out of the consideration of the possibility that plants can communicate.
You must be curious in asking just what do plants use to communicate? There are true incidents with many gardeners that have been caught red faced as they sing or chatter to their houseplants. Such talk is said to be good for growth and overall health of the plants. What if we discovered that plants really do talk to each other though? Instead of inert, immobile life, this possibility makes us look at plants in a whole new way. If plants do communicate, what are they trying to say? What they say and how they say it are the subject of many new studies and not just fantasy anymore. Based on studies prove kinship, claustrophobia, turf wars, and other human interactions.
What do plants use to communicate?
There are certain organic compounds and even their own roots help the plants communicate with each other. Plant auxins and other hormones influence growth and other processes. One of the classic examples is Juglone. Juglone is a toxic hormone emitted from black walnut trees that has the ability to kill other plants. It is the walnut tree’s way of saying, don’t crowd me. Plants in crowded situations often emit chemicals or experience a “canopy shyness", where they grow away from a species whose leaves are touching them. Emitting a chemical that alters another plants growth seems sci-fi, but it really happens in some situations. Encouraging other plants to protect themselves is another way that plants can communicate.
Sagebrush plants, for example, emit camphor when their leaves are damaged, which is an inheritable trait and causes other sagebrush to do the same. Such traits indicate kinship among each species.
Can Plants Talk to Each Other? Scientists have found plants talking with their roots. They literally share information through underground fungi networks. In such networks, they can communicate various conditions and send nutrients to a needy tree. These connected networks can even warn about an insect swarm. Pretty cool, huh. Nearby trees that receive the warning then emit insect repelling chemicals. Recent studies indicate that plants transmit information through electrical pulses. There is a long way to go in plant communication studies, but the field has gone from tin foil hat to bonafide reality.
By understanding one of the facts, plants are influenced to communicate from human intervention. Can we not take a pledge to have atleast one plant added in our family? Also GrabYourPlant team gives free consultation to their customers on choosing or maintaining the plants. Let pledge to start the communication from us and circle in a loop. We support you, you support plants, plants support nature and let nature support us again 🙂