Plant wise tales

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  1. kitten

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    I have heard a few diffrent wise tales when it comes to plants. I have recently begun wondering if they have any truth to them.
    1. Plants grow better when they are talked to.
    2. Plants grow better when their leaves are carresed.
    3. Plants react to stres in the home.
    4. A plant grows better if it is was a gift than if you purchased it yourself.
     
  2. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I think you mean " old wive's tales"
     
  3. kitten

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    Sure same thing. I was just wondering if there is any truth to them, or if there may be any scientific basis.
     
  4. Newt

    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    If you are talking to your plants then you are near them and probably looking at them. If so, then they should grow better because you would be aware of watering needs, any pests or diseases present and the need for repotting.

    If that includes wiping off dust and adding air circulation, then I would think that's true.

    If the caregiver is stressed and doesn't pay attention to their plants, then the plants will suffer from the stress in the home.

    Many people tend to care for a gift from a special person as the plant has more meaning to them.

    To me it's all logic.
    Newt
     
  5. kitten

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    I guess that make since. I never thought about any of it that way.
     
  6. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks for that reply, Newt.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Being close to a plant indoors may also be supplying it with significant additional carbon dioxide in the air you breathe out
     
  8. kitten

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    that would make a lot of sence. plants need co2 like we need o2.
     

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