Stop Killing Your House Plants Already, Try Using This App

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Plants add a lot to a room, but they don't add a whole lot if they're wilted or dead. Here's the problem though—keeping plants alive isn't easy, especially when you have no idea what you're doing.


Planta is an app that can solve most of your plant problems, giving you the tools to care for them the way they need to be cared for. It'll even help you care for your vegetable garden and fruit trees you may or may not have planted during quarantine 2020/2021.

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To get the most out of the app, you'll need to subscribe. But if you just need some advice on watering methods for each of your plants, the free version can definitely help with that.

If you're committed to helping your plants thrive, the premium upgrade is the way to go. For $7.99 a month, $17.99 for three months, or $35.99 for a year, you can get lots of helpful tools, including instructions on how to fertilize, mist, repot, and prune your plants, as well as care guides and plant recommendations based on your level of expertise and the environment in your home.


The app will help you determine the right place to put each plant using the Planta light meter. It's really easy to use—just point your phone's camera towards the light source (Planta suggests doing this around noon), and the app estimates the light levels in the room. Your camera can also automatically identify plant species—perfect for when you're out and about and you see a plant you'd like to add to your home, or if you just aren't sure of the types of plants you have.


Based on the info you provide, the app will give you tasks that need to be completed for the health of your plants.

Planta will help you save your plants, plus it'll give you all the info you need in one spot. So, if you're going to spend money on plants for your home, you should probably give them the love they need. Download Planta here for iOS.