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Rock Out or Rhapsody? Flower Power with the Right Playlist

  Do you always lament that the flowers in the living room are not growing vigorously and the foliage plants on the balcony are listless? Maybe you have tried your best, watering, fertilizing, pest-proofing, pruning them regularly… but these flowers and plants don’t appreciate it.
  If I tell you that these flowers may be because the noise of your TV and stereo is too loud, or because the foliage plants have been living on the balcony for a long time and are too stuffy, they cannot “appreciate” them. Music is naturally delicate, sickly, and droopy. Do you believe it?
  This is no joke! Using music to treat plant diseases has long been developed as a research topic in many countries. Different plants have different “taste” for music. As long as the music matches, both flowers, plants and vegetables will flourish and grow vigorously.
  In ancient Indian gardening, there were records of singing or playing a tune for sick flowers or vegetables. There is also a description in “Qiuping Xinyu” written by the Qing Dynasty in my country about “the chrysanthemums move when playing the piano”. The main idea is: A man named Hou Songgao was good at playing the piano and also liked to raise chrysanthemums. He filled his study with various kinds of chrysanthemums. Various chrysanthemums. One night, when the moon was bright and the stars were sparse, he felt quite good. He lit a candle and played a melodious piece of music alone. Suddenly, he saw the chrysanthemum beside him swaying gently with the rhythm of the music. Mr. Hou thought he was dazzled or it was caused by the breeze sneaking in, so he ignored it. However, when he strummed the strings again, the chrysanthemums swayed to the sound of the piano again. This time, he was so frightened that he pushed the piano and didn’t dare to play anymore.
  Haha, another dragon-loving Ye Gong! In fact, if Mr. Hou knew that it was his music that moved the chrysanthemum, not only would he not panic, but he would be a little proud. It is hard to find a close friend! His chrysanthemums may also be particularly charming because they often enjoy the pleasant music of the piano!

  American experts once conducted an interesting experiment. They planted two gourds of the same size in two flower rooms with the same lighting, temperature, humidity, soil conditions, etc. Every day, they repeatedly played harsh rock music in one room and sweet music in the other room. classical music. As a result, the former grew slowly, and its weak branches and vines grew far away from the tape recorder as if avoiding the plague, while the latter had lush green branches and vines, and within a few days, they wrapped themselves around the tape recorder, making them inseparable. .
  Recent research on “plant acoustics” also supports this view. The researchers found that if sound waves of a certain frequency were added to the Arabidopsis thaliana seedling stage, the roots that originally grew in unison would grow in a consistent direction toward the sound source.
  It can be seen that playing the piano to flowers and plants is not a shameful blind behavior like “playing the piano to cows”.
  Mimosa is also a music enthusiast. Someone divided the mimosa into two groups, one group played light music to them every day, and the other group served as a control and did not let them listen to music. As a result, under the same conditions of water, fertilizer and light, the mimosa plants that listened to music were 1.5 times taller than those that did not hear music, and the leaves and thorns on the branches were relatively more numerous and stronger.
  It is generally believed that plants love to listen to music because the sound waves of music cause the plant body to vibrate rhythmically. This low-frequency vibration is equivalent to a kind of “fertilizer” for plants, causing some inactive molecules in the plant to actively take action, and also makes some “lazy and snoozy” guys in the body wake up and start playing “with beautiful music” “Dancing gracefully”, they work together and naturally make the plants grow stronger.
  The music of Beethoven or Bach can bring a withered rose or a shriveled carrot back to life and become fresh and strong again, while the sonorous rock music will only make some “neurasthenic” plants Hasten death.
  American botanist George Smith used petunias as experimental materials and measured the list of composers that petunias love as follows: Bach, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong… If rock music played with heavy metal instruments is constantly instilled into the morning glory, within a few days, the leaves of the poor morning glory will droop, and at most four weeks, it will die.
  Smith also found that the germination rate of corn and soybeans was particularly high after listening to “Rhapsody in Blue”; pumpkins preferred Haydn and Brahms; melons loved Schubert; cactus favored St. Ravensky was deeply in love; and the red roses he planted were simply obsessed with Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto in D Major”…
  Rock music can hardly win the hearts of any kind of flowers.
  British scientist John Longstaff used his many years of research on vegetables in his own garden to list the works of musicians that are favored by various vegetables. This list is: carrots, turnips Jing, cabbage and potatoes love to listen to the music of Verdi and Wagner; cabbage, peas and lettuce are addicted to the works of Mozart and Rossini… He also instills opera in his vegetable fans. He said: “They do grow faster than the vegetables in your neighbor’s garden, and they have a better taste and texture. But some plants, such as red beets, lack the joy.”
  A large number of experimental results show that plants do perceive sounds, and are especially sensitive to certain audio frequencies – music with a sound frequency of 3000 to 5000 Hz can cause plant cells to resonate and promote plant growth. The metabolism of plants can increase plant growth by 20% to 60% and enhance their ability to resist pests and diseases. On the contrary, noisy noises not only fail to mobilize the “healthy emotions” of plant molecules, but destroy the original order and tranquility. , the result will naturally hinder the growth and development of plants, reduce their growth, or even stop growing completely. Even though plants don’t have mouths and can’t express themselves, they know in their hearts what is good and what is bad.
  Research also shows that the F key in music is most effective in promoting plant growth. More than 30 countries, including the United States, South Korea, and Japan, have applied “music therapy” to fields such as gardening, crop cultivation, edible fungus cultivation, and fermentation, and have achieved gratifying results. Currently, plant physiologists are conducting more in-depth studies on how different plants respond to different melodies and audio frequencies, as well as their musical needs at different growth stages. But there is no doubt that plants love listening to music.
  Now, you should know how to take care of those green friends at home who have “musical taste”, don’t let the flower music fans be too lonely!

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