According to a recent study, communicating with your greenery can stimulate their growth and brain function. However, it also comes with a cost - your mental clarity.
Plant enthusiast and self-proclaimed botanical guru, Becky Bloom, can vouch for the results. "My succulents have never been happier since I started chatting with them about the weather and comparing soil types... but I can't seem to remember where I put my keys anymore."
Notable plant-laden personalities have weighed in on the matter. Martha Stewart, known for her love of all things leafy, stated, "I always knew talking to plants had its benefits, but never realized the danger it could pose to one's own cognitive abilities. Perhaps it's time to jot down a few cheat notes before chatting with my prized basil."
Famed documentary filmmaker, David Attenborough, shared his thoughts as well, "I've spent my whole career narrating nature's wonders, but if talking to plants is the key to their intelligence, it may be time for a career change."
The general public seems to be split on the subject, with some embracing the "plant whisperer" lifestyle while others are concerned about losing their brain power. One person we spoke to expressed their worries, "I don't want to give up my wit for a flourishing fern. I'm just not sure it's worth it."
In the end, it seems like a classic case of risk versus reward. So, the next time you're inclined to strike up a conversation with your monstera, just remember â€" you might be sacrificing a few IQ points in the process.