It’s not as attractive as classic terracotta, but this 21st century plant pot could be big news for the sad looking greenery in the corner of your office or apartment. High-tech “Digital Pot” over at Yanko Design, with attractive tamagotchi-esque qualities that could see “pet plants” become a new craze.
Build a relationship with your flowers
Designed by Junyi Heo, the Digital Pot takes the guesswork out of keeping your plants healthy by expressing on an LCD display exactly how they are feeling and what they need from you. The various icons that can appear on the screen of the pot have corresponding meanings ranging from “normal” and “dissatisfied” to “more water” and “danger”. The system works by measuring the soil conditions, temperature, humidity, and water in the pot and calculating the variables to express the plant’s condition in facial symbols.
Plants can suffer from over watering as much as under watering, so the pot also automatically drains excess water if you get a bit too enthusiastic with the watering can. You can even connect the Digital Pot using a USB cable to recharge the battery or receive detailed information about your plant.
This gift idea would be great for someone looking to turn growing plants and flowers into something fun and exciting, instead of just another responsibility.
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