You can now listen to music made by plants and boy does philodendron know how to jam.
A new device called 'PlantWave' is giving you the ability to literally tune into nature by listening to the music that plants produce.
PlantWave has two sensors that can be clipped onto a plant's leaves that detect slight variations of water moving around inside the plant.
"The result is this continuous stream of pleasing music that gives us all this sonic window into the secret life of plants," says PlantWave co-creator, Joe Patitucci.
Joe demonstrates what lavendar and mint sound like, how a vine sings, and what you'll hear when a plant gets watered.
To address the cynic in the room, yes, it seems way to good to be true. So, is this legit and if so, how does this flora black magic work?
The short answer: Yes, it is actually real and works by converting biorhythms into sounds.
The long answer: According to Italian plant physiologist, Dr. Monica Gagliano, this device is pseudo-science and works more around electrical signals.
"Simply put, the machines that translate the 'biofeedback' of plants into music have nothing scientific about them — the whole story has nothing to do with science or the sound of plants. The apparatus used in many of these instances is a simple multimeter measuring electrical impedance of the plant. The multimeter is then transforming those electrical signals into notes using a sound chip, like those sound cards in your computer, which is how the sounds make sense to our human ears."
What plant would you listen to? I'm certain cactus know how to rock.
Image Credit: PlantWave