Today’s Solutions: October 24, 2021

If you’re the type who loves sharing their home with plants, there probably was a time when you’ve found yourself with a struggling green companion, and couldn’t necessarily tell what the exact problem was. Was it too much water? Or too much sun? Was the relative humidity too high? Or was the air too dry?

A new startup has developed a smart pot that can answer all these questions and ensure that your plant stays well and healthy. Called the Wázai 2.0, the smart plant pot comes with its own monitoring app that monitors and provides real-time information about your plant’s needs. This includes monitoring whether it gets enough sunlight or how often the plant gets watered.

“Unlike other automatic watering pots, Wázai doesn’t water on a set schedule but will adjust its watering frequency according to the soil moisture rate, making sure your plant gets what they need,” notes the product’s Kickstarter page.

Aided by smart sensors, the pot also includes a 1.8-liter water tank and sends you notifications when the tank needs refilling. On top of that, it features a vacation mode which allows the app to more carefully regulate the water to keep your plant alive while you’re gone.

Equipped with a giant plant database, the app knows the specific water and light needs for more than 80 different types of plants. And the pot, which is powered by four AA batteries, can be kept both inside and outside the house.

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