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, read more.
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!