New study shows that 64% of people say plants have souls

Inna Dinkins

Do you consider your plants your own personal friends?

According to a study from Trees.com, almost half (48%) of Americans speak to their little-leafed friends.

They surveyed 1,250 people on their activities with plants — and here are the results:

  • Of the 48% that speak to plants, one in five say they speak to their plants every day
  • Two-thirds believe it helps them grow
  • Nearly one in four even say they have kissed their plants
  • 70% say they talk to them occasionally, and just 9% talk to them rarely
  • More than one in five (21%) say they talk to their plants and trees every day
  • When asked which types of plants they usually talk to, 80% say they talk to their houseplants, 62% talk to outdoor plants, and 37% talk to trees

Of the people who speak with their plants, they have also thought that plants have souls.

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Why do we love talking with our plants?

Respondents had this to say:

  • They have feelings and when I talk to my plants, they move
  • I think it is fun and I have read it helps them grow
  • They are our beautiful friends [I want to] thank them for their beauty. Indoor plants help with oxygen [too], I believe
  • I think my flowers are beautiful and it makes me happy

While there is evidence that houseplants improve mood, boost productivity, and improve air quality with their oxygen-rich environment, there may also be benefits to speaking with our leafy friends - like reduced stress!

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