Watering my garden plants is one of my favorite things that I love to do. It is essential to water your plants at the right time and in the right quantity. Otherwise, this may retard the growth of the plants or kill them.
If you work 9 to 5 jobs like me it is important to schedule the plant watering time so that you can have time for other activities. Having knowledge about plants and answers to questions like when to water them? what soil is best for them? what is the best season to grow them? how to take care of them? can help you grow home plants better.
An app on your mobile phone helps all these. This becomes very easy to take care of your indoor plants. I have been using a few plant related apps to make things easy.
When to water your indoor plants?
Watering time varies with seasons and plants. But, 99% of your plants, indoors and out should only be watered during the day time.
Should you water your indoor plants at night?
Watering plants at night is not a good practice. As evaporation is less during the night, water may clog at the roots which may leave room for fungus to grow. It is advisable to water your plants during day time. During the daytime, extra water gets evaporated and leave no room for fungus to grow.
If you are a busy working mom like me who has a 9 to 5 job, try to free 5 to 10 minutes of time in the morning for watering plants.
Best Watering Tracker Apps
1.WaterMe- Gardening Reminders
This is one of my favorite watering tracker apps. Drag and drop feature of the app allows adding new plants easily. You can customize the notification from the app with your time schedule so that you never miss taking care of your plants. With voice command of Siri, you can set reminders for watering, fertilizing, trimming for each plant.
2.Planta: Keep your plants alive
Planta app has added support for outdoor and potted plants. This app covers many plants like herbs and vegetables. Planta app includes Improved water-algorithm for extreme summer temperatures which can come handy for growing plants in hot regions. This app provides information about plants which may be toxic to pets. The premium plan for one-month costs about $7.99 and for a year about $35.
3.Potted – Plant Water Reminder
Getting Potted setup is easy, simply add your plants, give them a name and a photo, and set their regular watering schedule. Potted will send you reminders when it’s time to water them again. Miss a day? No problem, the next time you water your plants Potted will reschedule their next watering accordingly. With Potted you’ll never miss another watering again.
Garden Compass’ intuitive app gives your plants a voice. The app includes a personalized care calendar seamlessly ties together plants and the app experts through a simple and understandable platform. You can also become a premium member and unlock the full-unlimited power of the app, digitizing your entire garden and giving you unique care information for each of your plants. Your plants will remind you when they need to water. A monthly subscription is about $5.99 and the yearly subscription is about $34.99.
Koubachi helps you care for your precious plants so that they to grow faster, live longer and bloom more often. Koubachi notifies you when it’s time to take action, and even tells you exactly what to do. The Koubachi plant system incorporates the plants’ species, current season, specific geographic location, and most importantly the water cycle duration from your calibration and they send the notification for the care of your plants.
6.Florish- Plant Care Companion
Florish is the complete indoor plant companion app, designed for those new to indoor gardening who may need help picking new plants for space or caring for the ones they already own. We are a new company and are looking for beta testers who want to stop killing their plants but don’t know where to start.
Using PeppyPlant app is simple, select the type of plant. And then select whether it is inside or outside. Select how much sunlight your plant gets. PeppyPlant will then set a recurring reminder to water your plants. This app will help you out by reminding you to water your plants, making sure they receive the right amount of sunlight, are in an ideal position and giving you insider tips to help your plants flourish.
Plant Monitor app gives information about current moisture, sunlight, fertilizer level, and the temperature is suitable for your plant. Track when to water plants and how much to water plants. Plant Monitor has more than 5000 kinds of common plants information.
Using Plantar app is super simple. Add a new plant and Give it a name. You can also add a picture of the plant. Set a date and time reminder for the week. Get notified when to Water your plants either by interacting with the notifications or go inside the app.
10.Happy Plant – No Water Thirst
Happy Plant app will not let you forget when to water your plant. This app lets you take pictures and videos of your plants so that you can review their progress. This app has notifications like when the plant is in the green zone, your plant is hydrated and happy and when the plant is in the red zone, the plant is thirsty and in the danger zone.
Watering your plants regularly and at the right time is very important. An app on your mobile phone saves time and makes it easy. Though you have to water your plants by yourself.
Before growing a plant always research a little bit. Look for best places to grow a plant, if you are planning to grow plants in pots look for indoor plants which grow in shades.
I have also posted an article on growing lemongrass indoor, you will love it.