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Smart Pet Plant Tells You How It's Feeling

Finally, My Plants Can Tell Me What They Need Before I Kill Them

It's a known fact that I spend more time online than almost anything else (other than sleeping I suppose), so it's only natural that my feeble attempts at keeping houseplants alive rarely succeed, and they die within a month. The only plant I've been able to keep alive for longer is my iGrobot, and that's because it sits on my desk at work, reminding me to water it! Sad, right?

There's nothing I love more than adding a touch of tech to everything, so there's no wonder I'm in love with this Pet Plant that I saw on Yanko Design yesterday. Designed by Junyi Heo, this planter is a dream come true for those of us who want some greenery in our midst, but just can't seem to get it together and care for them. To learn how it works,


The outer pot works as an interface to tell you if the plant is content, too hot, too cold, or just plain dissatisfied with your care. Hooking up the outer pot to a USB will not only give you this info through installed software, but charge the pot so it can keep giving you serious feedback like soil conditions, humidity, and water levels. Plus, if you've gone and over watered your precious plant, a smart inner pot will drain the excess into a vessel for later use. Check out more photos of the smart Pet Plant below!





jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
I must have one of these!!
HappyKate HappyKate 9 years
Thats Great!
devils devils 9 years
i love that!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Great idea. I tend to kill everything too!
hey1tsjenny hey1tsjenny 9 years
dude, this is awesome. now I can have more than just a cactus at the office.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 9 years
LOL i want one!
mazdagirluk mazdagirluk 9 years
nice find!
jennacyde jennacyde 9 years
the face is TOO creepy. but in theory, I love it.
duplinger duplinger 9 years
I would love to have about 5 of these do they come in different sizes for larger plants?
rachi99 rachi99 9 years
Hee! When I was in college, I used to buy a little African violet for my dorm room at the start of every semester. My roommate finally asked me what I had against the poor defenseless little plants. This hilariously frowny little pot might have saved my reputation (alas, right now, all my plants are outdoors).
HipMom HipMom 9 years
wow, this was made for me. plants totally go suicidal around me (or rather, I forget to water them)
dzmartini dzmartini 9 years
Its cute, but I prefer the greenhouse you posted earlier in the month. The fact that my plan would talk to me seems a little strange
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
this sounds awesome!
Lambsauce Lambsauce 9 years
I'd love that.
chicobo chicobo 9 years
It looks like it's just in design mode right now. I wish I could read Korean..
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I could definitely use this! How cool!
thelorax thelorax 9 years
I love this!!! Does anyone know where to get one? Seriously.
tlight tlight 9 years
I think this is great! And, as a bonus, having a plant on your desk works as an air filter, and it cheers you up! Good all around!
ann418 ann418 9 years
This is awesome! But I can't find where to buy it.
cleegiants cleegiants 9 years
i need this. i have the opposite of a green thumb.
ehadams ehadams 9 years
I need this so bad. I have killed 3 plants so far since moving into my new apartment.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
I totally need this - I kill nearly every plant that comes into my house! :OOPS:
mini_pixie mini_pixie 9 years
omg, i totally love this!!!
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 9 years
Oh I could sooo use this too! :)
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
that's kind of creepy but i need something like that for my indoor plants. i can grow tons of veggies with my inherited green thumb and all. but for some reason indoor plants don't fair as well as their outdoor cousins.
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