Hack Your Houseplants With Coded Light and Water Sensors

Hack Your Houseplants With Coded Light and Water Sensors
technology

Botani.st sensors monitor plants and send alerts when they need care

Jeb Brack
  • 23 march 2016

The benefits of keeping plants in the home or workplace are many: they absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen, purify air and release moisture, and may even sharpen concentration. Not to mention, flowers are pretty and herbs are delicious. The downside? Plants need care, and if you weren’t born with a green thumb, you may wind up with a pot full of dead leaves instead of a healthy houseplant. Botani.st, a Swedish company, may have just the solution: a network of tiny sensors that monitor your plants and alert you when they need watering, light, or changes in temperature.

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