Did you know that plants make sounds when they’re stressed?

For those of us not blessed with a green thumb, it’d certainly be helpful if our plant friends could tell us when they need attention. Well, it turns out they do—we just can’t hear them.

In early 2023, scientists from Tel Aviv University revealed the results of an investigation into whether
plants make sounds in ultrasonic frequencies.

Previous studies had established that plants can hear sounds, despite not having ears, so it seemed possible that they could create sounds without mouths.

After isolating plants in a soundproofed acoustic chamber and a greenhouse and then recording them, the researchers were able to train a machine learning algorithm to differentiate sounds among three disparate plant states: unstressed, cut, or dehydrated.

Unstressed plants made little noise and continued along in their usual happy routine of photosynthesizing, but cut and dehydrated plants let out frequent small pops and clicks in a range too high for humans to hear.

Stressed plants produced up to 40 of these clicks per hour, while dehydrated plants increased clicks as they got more and more parched.

Here’s our spiritual parallel:
If God sees each sparrow fall,
knows the number of hairs on your head,
calls each star by name,
hears plants when they’re stressed . . .
you can know without a doubt
that He’s tuned in to your every need!

The deep soul-cries you utter that no one knows about is known and heard by your heavenly Father.

“But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my
Savior; my God will hear me.” (Micah 7:7)

You are so very loved!