Very soon, a pot that waters plants!

|January 6, 2015 0

LAS VEGAS, US: Paris-based company Parrot is ramping up its Flower Power with a pot that not only detects whether plants have enough light and fertilizer, but also waters them as needed. A Parrot ‘smart pot’ is heading for global release this year at a price yet to be revealed by the company.

Sensors in the pot measure light, moisture, temperature, and the level of fertilizer to determine whether plants are getting proper amounts of each to flourish, Vanessa Loury of Parrot said on Sunday at the Consumer Electronics Show CES in Las Vegas.

“There is also water in the pot so it will water the plants for you,” Loury said. Each pot holds enough water to irrigate a plant for several weeks to a month, depending on the type.

If plants need more light or fertilizer, alerts are fired off through free Flower Power applications available for mobile devices powered by Apple, Android or Windows.

A database compiled with help from scientists boasts of a catalog of more than 7,000 plants from herbs, to flowers, to teas to Cannabis.

The smart pot builds on technology in a Flower Power sensor released about two years ago for use with plants in old-fashioned dumb pots.

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