ALL ABOUT DANCING PLANTS
The roots, leaves, and flowers of the dancing plant have been used for centuries in Chinese and Southeast Asian medicine to treat inflammatory diseases. Many alkaloids are present in these parts which are used medicinally. Alkaloids are secondary metabolites, plant chemicals that help plants survive in their given environment. Dancing plant is a lovely perennial that grows two to four feet tall and produces purple flowers. Its branches have large terminal leaves and small lateral leaflets above them.
In general, the dancing plant is that although it responds to light, temperature, sometimes light touch and gravity, it also has motion that is visible to the naked eye when excited by sound. To attract or deter other species. The leaves of the dancing plant move in an elliptical form when exposed to high-frequency sound waves. This movement can last for a few minutes. It is most commonly speculated that the movement is to achieve optimal sunlight for the larger leaves. Leaflet movement is controlled by the pulvinus. The pulvinus is the area between the leaf and the midbrain/rachis. The leaves of the plant shed at night, woke up in the morning.
Some claim that the dancing plant improves its movement with the music. It is probably a plant reacting to the vibrations of sound. In a study with a similar fast-moving Fabaceae, Mimosa pudica , some plants also have only adaptive behavior. This indicates, for some, that these plants have a memory of non-disruptive stimuli in their environment such as the Venus fly trap not reacting to raindrops and the mimosa plant not reacting to continuous stimuli. “Plants have electrical and chemical signaling systems, which can have memory, and exhibit mindful behavior in the absence of a brain.
Chemicals involved in movement
It is prevalent in many processes in plant functions. The motor cell transports ions through the hydrophobic membrane. These ions diffuse the auxin through the cells, means that auxin is transported by polarity. pulvinus can be changed in a coordinated and reversible manner. Depolarization leads to shortening of cells on one side and elongated cells on the other side of the hyper-polarized pulvinus.
Telegraph Plant Care:
Indoors Telegraph Plants Also known as dancing plants, the telegraph plant is an attractive tropical plant that dances as the leaves move up and down in bright light. does. The telegraph plant also responds to heat, high-frequency sound waves, or touch. The leaves bend down at night. The telegraph plant is native to Asia. This low-maintenance, problem-free member of the pea family is commonly grown indoors, Lives outside only in hot climates. Telegraph plant is a vigorous grower that reaches a height of 2 to 4 feet at maturity. The pinnate leaves of the plant move to relocate themselves to the place where they receive more heat and light. Some botanists believe that the movement is caused by special cells that cause the leaves to move when water molecules swell or shrink.
Fill pots or seed trays with compost-rich potting mix, such as orchid mix. add a small amount of sand to improve drainage, Then moisten the mixture so that it is evenly moist but not saturated. Place the container in a dimly lit, warm place where the temperature is between 23 and 26 C. Seeds usually germinate in about 30 days, but germination can take up to 90 days or as long as 10 days. Move the tray to bright light after removing plastic, when the seeds germinate. Water as needed to keep the potting mix consistently moist not soggy. When the seedlings are well established, move them to 5-inch pots. Telegraph Plant Care Water telegraph plant when the top inch of soil feels slightly dry. Allow the pot to drain well and never let it stand in water. Feed the plant monthly throughout the spring and summer using fish emulsion or a balanced houseplant fertilizer. Withhold fertilizer after the plant has fallen foliage and enters winter dormancy. When the seedlings are well established, move them to 5-inch pots. Telegraph Plant Care Water telegraph plant when the top inch of soil feels slightly dry. Allow the pot to drain well and never let it stand in water. Feed the plant monthly throughout the spring and summer using fish emulsion or a balanced houseplant fertilizer. Withhold fertilizer after the plant has fallen foliage and enters winter dormancy.
Codariocalyx motorius also known as telegraph plant or semaphore plant is quite an attractive plant! Native to Asia, this peculiar shrub has stirred the interest of botanists and others alike. The leaflet sets move in an elliptical pattern to help estimate the position of the Sun.
The intense fascination with these plants does not stem from its flowering habits, its peculiar "behavior" or even its life cycle. The most interesting thing about this plant is that it vibrates when excited by sound. Leaves move up and down rhythmically, as if a plant is dancing or sending a telegraph message.
When exposed to sound, especially high-frequency sound waves, however, the leaves and leaves of the plant move in a peculiar way.
Simply plant in fertile, well-draining soil and place in a sunny spot. The more sun the plant gets, the greener and bigger the leaves will be. Be sure to keep the soil moist and try not to let the soil dry out between waterings. It will also produce small, purple flowers.
In the wild, these dancing plants are commonly found in Asian countries such as Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand. Interestingly, this plant also contains a variety of alkaloids that can be used to make pharmaceuticals.