They say talking to your plants helps them to grow
better, but doing so can feel silly for some of us. After all, unless you're growing Audrey
II, it can be a fairly one-sided conversation.
With the new spritely Communication Flower sensor and
speaker, you can at least pretend they're talking back.
or "Communication Flower"
will have the chance to hear some truly flowery language with the help
of a playful gadget purported to express the feelings of plants.
Through the voice of
a small doll, the device will share what the plant is supposedly
“thinking” when a person strokes it.
or "Communication Flower" (pic), consists of a small rod topped
with a fairy figurine that can be put inside a potted plant or vase of
When the owner
touches the stem or leaves, a small electric current passes from the
rod through a wire to a small doll.
"What a beautiful day!" the
doll, wearing a green vest and cone hat, will say once the
flower is touched, or "Let's stay friends forever!" Hanakotoba has
up to 200 different phrases. Each time the attach plant is touched or spoken
to, it will respond with a random phrase from its vocabulary.
The gadget, made by
Japanese toymaker E-revolution, is the latest creation of Masahiko
Kajita, who scored a smash hit in 2002 with “Bowlingual” – a dog
collar said to interpret canine barking.
translators for cats and dogs, which were a big success among men, so
I was searching for a similar success among females, and since women
love flowers, I decided to work on them," he said.
Hanakotoba means, "The Language of
flowers" in Japanese and now is time to learn it.
So now you have the
change to carry on a conversation with your carnations. Or, you could leave the house and talk to some real
people, who can also respond on their own, but may not smell so nice.