Why would you react this way to a plant that you could easily buy or wouldn’t affect you in any way if it was absent? I like to believe that you connect with that plant on a vibrational level, this might sound like something you experience after drinking Peyote tea and dancing on the beach all night (Insert Grace and Frankie visual reference) but it’s true. Plants react to vibrations, and every time you talk to your plants, walk past them or even touch them, they react.
Ok, so it’s not entirely substantiated that talking to your plants make them grow better, but it has been proven that they respond to certain vibrations that would threaten them on an ecological level. In a study done by Dr. Heidi Appel from the University of Missouri they found that mustard leaf plants reacted to the vibrations given off by the sound of a caterpillar chewing on leaves, which made the plant respond by increasing levels of glucosinolates, the same chemical that gives mustard its bite, but in high concentration is toxic to caterpillars. These plants were never exposed to the threat of a caterpillar, but were able to beef up their defenses by reacting to the vibrations of a threat alone. Interestingly they did not respond very differently to the sound of wind or insect mating calls.