If your plants constantly wither away, believe it or not, there’s a smart plant pot to help
There’s satisfyingidea of somethingnurturingabout the a it grow to life, plant but and the watchingreality is usuallywhen, despitethat of our a tragic best half-life efforts, it wilts and dies within days.
This is not an uncommon reality either, especially if you’re particularly clumsy in the green-finger department There’s a very good case, then, for the Parrot Pot: a smart plant pot that’s designed to take care of your plant, so you don’t have to. How does it does this? The pot uses a variety of sensors to constantly monitor a plant’s water moisture, sunlight, temperature and level of fertiliser in the soil. When the water gets too low, it’ll automatically water the plant using the built-in irrigation system; all you have to do is fill up the 2.2-litre water tank. As with most gadgets of this ilk, there’s a companion app for your phone, which you use to connect to the pot. Once you’ve added the plant you want to pot to your virtual garden (with help from the extensive plant directory), you can then place the plant with soil, and after about 24 hours, after it’s measured its surroundings, it’ll tell you if you need to adjust anything, such as move it to a sunnier spot. Over time, your plant should get everything it needs with minimal interference from you.
The main downside of the Parrot Pot is the use of Bluetooth. Unlike most smart gadgets, that give you updates over the internet, you need to be within range of the pot to get them. Then there’s the actual price – £130 is significant, even if you’re potting a prize plant; and the pot design itself might not be to all tastes.
T3 says Although it’s a huge amount of money to put down to take care of a plant, the Parrot Pot is an easy-to-use and effective way of keeping even the most stubborn of plants in good health.