parrot pot provides automatic flower irrigation outside of the home parrot pot provides automatic flower irrigation outside of the home
sep 07, 2016

parrot pot provides automatic flower irrigation outside of the home

 

 

parrot creates a pot that puts an end to one of the problems when going on vacation–the plants. ‘parrot pot’ will automatically detect when the plant is feeling thirsty, plus provide useful advice on its growth. all of these features can be monitored and controlled using the parisian technology company’s accompanying  ‘flower power’ app.

 

 

video courtesy of parrot

 

 

 

this is a smart, two-liter, ceramic pot, and it even has its own reservoir hidden within, so no water bottle is required. it could radically change people’s habits, plus enhance the manner in which their plants grow. ‘parrot pot’ is capable of connecting to wifi networks, comes equipped with 4 separate small watering spouts, a water reserve from 2.2 l (0.58 gal) and is capable of delivering just the right water amount of water, only when the plant really needs it. when there is little water remaining it can then switch to a conservation mode. after a few cycles, it is intelligent enough to lock on to the water requirements of the plant, thereby optimizing the consumption of water.

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parrot pot dispersing water smartly at IFA technology fair 2016
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in addition to automatic mode, there are also custom settings, where the user can control the percentage of soil moisture and the frequency of watering. finally, there is the manual mode, where horticulturalists can choose to irrigate the plant directly from the app–it is able to detect and control the moisture level of the soil, the fertilizer, the ambient temperature and the intensity of light. uncertainties about just how much water the plant may require are taken care of, with ambient information of over 8,000 species in the application. in case users are worried about water being trapped inside the soil, the pot has two outlets at the bottom for excess water to flow out. ‘parrot pot’ also notes the plant health status and sends alerts of its needs through smartphone notifications. 

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‘flower power’ app holds ambient information of over 8,000 species

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parrot pot available for testing at IFA 2016

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plants can now be tended for remotely 

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