The beauty of time-lapse photography is that it gives us a view of the world that our eyes can’t naturally see. Darryl Cheng of House Plant Journal created a time-lapse that does just that: it reveals how much ordinary house plants move over the course of a day.
Here’s the time-lapse Cheng created with @angusandceleste, which includes a clock in the frame to show the pace of time:
“Nyctinasty is the circadian rhythmic nastic movement of higher plants in response to the onset of darkness, or a plant ‘sleeping’,” Wikipedia states. “Nyctinastic movements are associated with diurnal light and temperature changes and controlled by the circadian clock and the light receptor phytochrome. This is the plant sleeping.”