The humble houseplant is becoming more and more popular in this day and age. More people, especially young people, are living in flats and houses without gardens. As such, they are buying plants to help their homes feel more at one with nature. However, it can be easy to forget to water your plants, and some are particularly tricky to keep alive.
Plenty of sunlight, lots of water (but not too much), saying nice things to them when nobody else is looking. I mean, nobody does that last one… Anyway, this smart planter has an ingenious way of telling you how to take care of your houseplant.
The planter has a little face that expresses your plant’s emotions. The planter connects to the Lua app in order to know what to do. There, you can input what type of plant you have, and it will give you care instructions accordingly.
If the planter’s little tongue is sticking out, you need to water it. If it has vampire fangs, it needs more sunlight. It’s kind of like a Tamagotchi and a plant mixed into one! Perfect for the modern botanist.
There are plenty of other emotions, too. It can look happy, sad, or grumpy. And, it detects movement, so the eyes follow you around the room! Okay, that’s a little creepy, but if it needs to glare at you so your water your houseplant, maybe it’s necessary.
The planter is due to enter production later this year, so get your orders in now! It looks seriously amazing. Let us know what you think in the comments, and share with your family and friends if you think they need a prompt to water their plants! You can check out similar stories on Happiest, like this one about neglected ducks taking their first-ever swim!