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    • ISSN: 2010-0264
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IJESD 2014 Vol.5(5): 431-434 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.522

Effect of Different Types of Music on Rosa Chinensis Plants

Vidya Chivukula and Shivaraman Ramaswamy
Abstract—Music influences the growth of plants and can either promote or restrict the growth of plants (depending on the type of music being played). The present experiment is aimed to study the effect of music on 30 Rose (Rosa chinensis) plants taken in separate pots. The plants were divided into five groups and each group was subjected to one of the following types of music, Indian Classical music, Vedic chants, Western Classical music, and Rock music while one group was kept in silence as the control group. The elongation of shoot, internode elongation, the number of flowers and the diameter of the flowers were recorded and changed studied over a period of 60 days. Significant differences have been noted.
It was seen that the plants exposed to Vedic chants showed the maximum elongation of shoot, maximum number of flowers and highest diameter of flowers. The internode elongation was highest in plants exposed to Indian classical music. This clearly shows that the subjecting the plants to Vedic chants or Indian classical music promotes the growth of plants as compared to the control group or subjecting them to Western classical or Rock music.

Index Terms—Diameter of flowers, internode length, rosa chinensis, shoot length, music.

Vidya Chivukula is with St. Francis College, Osmania University. Hyderabad, India (e-mail:


Cite:Vidya Chivukula and Shivaraman Ramaswamy, "Effect of Different Types of Music on Rosa Chinensis Plants," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 431-434, 2014.

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