We will never stop carrying a torch for plants — they are way more amazing than most people give them credit for. They can hear oncoming attackers, and many send noxious chemicals into their leaves to fight back. Some even have a primitive sense of sight. So believe us when we say this: They don't like it when you pet them. According to research, they have a very strong reaction to touch.
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Written by Ashley Hamer January 24, 2019
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