Parrot Pot is one of the new inventions being shown at this years CES convention. It may look like just an ordinary plant pot, however this device which is goes by the name of ‘Pot’, may be just what your plant needs.
Part of the plant pot is a Bluetooth device that can tell when your plant is thirsty and will water it for you. Roughly at around 30cm tall, and having been introduced at the CES 2015, this tall white pot has got built in sensors that can take readings of such things as the moisture, fertilisation and the temperature in the soil and it will notify you when the plant needs water.
The pot holds a full 2 liters of water, which is enough for 3 weeks of watering, that you then pour into an opening on the side of the pot. If you have the app and have set it to automatic, then when the pot detects that the plant is thirsty it can water the plant itself by an array of nozzles that have been built along the top edge of the pot. The app also allows you to water the plant when you want by the tap of a button.
‘Pot’ is a follow up to Parrots ‘Flower Power’ devices where, like Pot, they can work with an app that notifies you about your plant’s condition based on the readings that are collected from its soil and the surroundings, and also the kind of plant you have.
‘Pot’ is very similar to this, as you can select your plant from the vast database within the app. Pot knows how often the plant will need water, as well as light and fertiliser however the device does not have control of these conditions.
The Parrot Pot and the Parrot H20 have both been equipped with sensors that measure various stages in the growth of the plants and are watching the soil moisture, fertiliser, ambient temperature and the light.
The ‘Pot’ is an integrated solution, which features a 2 litre water reserve that is around the bottom and the sides of the pot. It uses four separate sprouts to soak the plant. If the pot begins to run out of water, then it will be able to go into a ‘Crisis Mode’ where it uses the minimum amount of water to keep your plant alive.