This Article is From Nov 19, 2020

7 Million Views For This Viral Video. Elon Musk, Ivanka Trump 'Like' It

A day in the life of a dozen plants - captured in this viral time-lapse video.

7 Million Views For This Viral Video. Elon Musk, Ivanka Trump 'Like' It

A viral time-lapse captures a day in the life of a few houseplants.

A strangely soothing time-lapse video is taking over Twitter. The viral time-lapse video, which has been viewed over 7 million times on the microblogging platform, captures a day in the life of about a dozen houseplants. Filmed over 24 hours, it shows how seemingly still plants are actually constantly in motion. 

According to My Modern Met, the video was first posted on the microblogging platform by Twitter user '@Melora_1'. In the 12-second clip, the leaves of a variety of calathea plants rise and fall through the day. The movement of time is captured by a red clock on the table that stands in contrast to the various shades of green surrounding it. 

Calathea is a genus of plants belonging to the family Marantaceae. They are the perfect to illustrate the minute movements of plants, as they have leaves that tend to fold together at night. Such plants are also known as "prayer plants" - as a number of viewers have pointed out in the comments section - because their curled up leaves can look like hands folded in prayer. 

Besides having been viewed a whopping 7.2 million times on Twitter, the time-lapse video has also captured the attention of Ivanka Trump and the billionaire CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk. Both the celebrities contributed to its popularity by 'liking' it on Twitter.

Take a look at some of the reactions it has garnered:

Some said the video served to remind them that plants are alive, while others found it a bit creepy.

What do you think of the video? Let us know using the comments section.
 

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