I was watching a gardening channel and they showed a plant that curled up its leaves when it was touched. That made me wonder whether or not plants have feelings. I know, it's a silly question. But, if plants react to touch, could it be possible that they have feelings, enjoy certain music, grow better when we talk to them? I just want to know what you think.
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Oh yes. On the show that I watched, the botanist said that the leaves curled so that herbivores would not eat them.
Yes, and the thing about houseplants is that they are so full of drama - turning all sorts of colors just to get their way. I have one plant whose leaves are threatening to turn brown all because I forgot to water it in time. ;)
Lettuce be! This video offers a whole new take on the concept of vegetables and feelings. I ponder, does carrot juice constitute murder? Cute video. Thanks.
Instinct is a good word. In fact, I heard that the leaves curled up so that herbivores would think they were dead and would not eat them. It was a response to being touched.
I have heard this to be true about classical music. I think I'd like to try playing classical music to grow prettier plants.
...but not "feeling(s)". I get it! Thank you very much for your response to this question.
I think that everthing alive... or that even was once alive has some sort of tie-in to the Universe and God ...just like animals...if it lives...it feels; however we have to priortize and know where plants and animals are on the scale of importance
Until I saw that gardening program, I really had not thought of plant "life". Thank you, JThomp42 and Laurinzo Scott, for taking time to share your comments. I see things a little differently now.
You are so welcome Marlene.