Ever wished your plant could talk? Well, now it can tell you how it feels. Sort of.
Not knowing what to do when you see your plant wilting or changing colour is one of the biggest failures you feel as a plant parent.
A Google search can only go so far, and sometimes it's a case of too little and too late, with a lot of us having to throw out our potted friends.
A company in Luxembourg is set to turn this on its head, with the developent of a smart planter, connected to an app, that can determine if your plant is happy and thriving.
Mu-Design firm created “Lua,” a connected garden planter that will alert you when your plant is not thriving, too hot or cold, is over-watered or thristy and it doesn't have enough light.
How does it work?
A display on the front of the planter shows the health of the pot plant. When your plant is thirsty, the screen will show a face with its tongue hanging out. When the plant is overwatered, the face looks sick.
But, how does it know what type of plant it's nuturing? Simple. When you begin to use the pot, you download the Lua app. There, you select the exact type of plant or general family you have, before a QR code is generated. This is then read by Lua on its screen, which syncs it up nicely to understand the exact needs of your plant.
Where can you get it?
Currently being crowdfunded, the futuristic pot has smashed fundraising goals, raising an impressive AUD$209,000 from 990 different backers all over the globe. The Lua is expected to be available online from December of this year.