Green-fingered gardeners have long espoused the positive benefits of talking to plants.
Now a gadget developed in Japan is allowing flowers to answer back – with music.
Called Ka-on, which means “flower sound” in Japanese, the gadget consists of a doughnut-shaped magnet and coil at the base of a vase.
It hooks up to a CD player, TV or stereo and relays sounds up through a plant’s stem and out via the petals.
The speakers shoot sound in all directions, filling a room with music.
The idea is the brainchild of Let’s Corp, a Japanese telecommunications equipment company.
It plans to develop a flower with a speaker phone to allow users to carry out conversations with their plants later this month.