This is the second update to our experiment on the best music for plant growth, where we’ll compare the measurements we took on day 7 to the ones we took on day 14. The table below highlights the progress of our plants, while the analysis below provides some more details and observations.
Here’s how our plants did in the last week:
|Asplenium Nidus||Fittonia Albivenis||Epipremnum Aureum||Maranta Leuconeura||Crassula Ovata||Echinocactus Grusonii|
- The Asplenium listening to rock music gained 0.5 inches in height and looks perkier than last Friday. It grew 6 new leaves but lost 3 and also has 3 yellowing ones.
- The Asplenium listening to classical music grew 4 new leaves but lost 2 of the older, smaller ones. Surprisingly, even though it looks the happiest of them all, it lost 0.5 inches in height. Nevertheless, the leaves are firm and healthy.
- The one in the in the control group also gained 0.5 inches in height and grew 5 new leaves, but lost 2 of the older ones. It also looks a bit sadder than the ones in the other two groups and started to get some brown tips here and there, even though air humidity levels were identical.
- The one listening to rock music grew almost an inch in height (0.8 to be precise) and shows 4 new leaves. However, its leaves started to curl down a bit.
- The Fittonia in the control group stayed at the same height, but also grew 4 new leaves and looks a bit healthier than last Friday.
- The one listening to classical music grew half an inch in height and shows 6 new leaves. In addition, it also has one new baby perking up from the soil!
- The Epipremnum in the control group unfurled one new leaf and its longest stem grew 0.5 inches in length.
- The one in the classical music group is doing a bit better, with two new leaves popping up. However, its stem length stayed the same.
- The pothos listening to rock music seems to be the happiest – it unfurled two new leaves and its longest stem grew 1.5 inches in length!
- All of them are looking healthy and happy, with no yellowing leaves.
- The prayer plant in the rock music group shows no changes whatsoever when compared to the measurements I took last Friday regarding the number of leaves or its stem length, but its leaves seem a bit softer than last week.
- The Maranta listening to classical music unfurled one new leaf, but its stem length stayed the same. Its leaves are also a bit softer than before.
- The one in the control group also grew one new leaf and, surprisingly, looks the healthiest and happiest of them all.
- Surprisingly, the jade tree in the control group was the only one that showed growth in height – it gained 0.2 inches since last Friday. However, it also lost one leaf and all the remaining ones are a bit softer.
- The crassula listening to classical music grew two new leaves and looks pretty healthy.
- The one listening to rock music also grew two new leaves – it basically shows the same progress as the one listening to rock music.
- No changes since last week in any of the three specimens.
After another week of experiments, it seems that both rock and classical music promote healthy growth in most plants, although in some cases the plants in the control group are doing a bit better.
The progress between week 1 and week two is intriguing, to say the least. It’s still too early to reach a definitive conclusion regarding the best music for plant growth given these measurements, but I’m sure that, with time, a pattern will emerge.