Stop Stroking Your Plants, They Absolutely Hate It

As much as we love to do it, your plants not only notice your excessive touching, but they actually hate it.

Look, we might be anthropomorphizing a bit (okay, a lot) here but research has shown that stroking really does change the plants in a multitude of ways – and researchers have just discovered another response to our touching: changes to the mitochondria.

“The lightest touch from a human, animal, insect, or even plants touching each other in the wind, triggers a huge gene response in the plant,” says senior researcher and plant geneticist Jim Whelan, from La Trobe University in Melbourne…[READ MORE]

Source: Stop Stroking Your Plants, They Absolutely Hate It | sciencealert.com

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