I'm an expert gardener – Playing MUSIC to your plants will help them grow & here's the playlist you should be selecting

PLAYING music to your houseplants is one way to help them grow -and according to a gardening expert, there's a particular playlist you need to select to help them flourish.

If you don't have a green thumb knowing what to do to keep your plants thriving can be difficult.

However, knowing the basics about how much water and sunlight they need, plus adding this simple trick can help your plant flourish.

Gardening expert Teo Spengler on lifestyle site hunker.com says playing music is a secret weapon to have in your arsenal to keep plants lush.

Research has shown that music can actually help plants grow. It's tied to the sound vibrations from the notes.

Plants, in particular, seem to respond well to classical music.

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One of the earliest projects linking music to plant growth was undertaken in 1962 by botanist Dr. T.C. Singh working at Annamalia University in India.

Dr.Singh found that balsam plants regularly exposed to classical music grew 20 percent more in height than a control group.

He also found that when seeds were exposed to music, they grew into bigger, leafier plants than seeds in the control group.

This was later confirmed by Eugene Canby a Canadian engineer. He discovered that wheat fields exposed to music from a violin produced a 66 percent increase in yield.

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Not all scientists agree, but many growers have been convinced. Some vineyards like Il Paradiso di Frassina in Tuscany, Italy blasted classical music in its fields for decades.

It claims those grapes exposed to melodies had higher sugar content and were more robust.

However, not all sounds are music to plants' ears. According to agriculture.com a 1973 study found plants exposed to Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix wilted and grew away from the source of the music.

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A recent study from "You Got Me At Gardening" show plants prefer music to silence, and generally plants performed better with classical music compared to rock.Mozart seemed to be favored.

There are music albums specially put together just for plants that you can stream on sites like Spotify, YouTube Music and Apple Music.

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