The future is right here. With an iPhone in your hand, you can easily do things that seemed impossible just a few years ago. Modern technology comes with numerous advantages for people with different professions and hobbies. For example, if you’re fond of gardening, you will surely appreciate easy-to-use software for plant identification. Moreover, modern applications include additional features to keep your plants green and healthy. You don’t even need to use Google: just open your phone’s camera and take a snap!
Here are some lit applications that deserve your attention.
LiLy – Plant identifier & care
Lily by Laraun developer is a perfect AI-based app for people who are just starting exploring the world of plants and for experienced flora lovers. This tool will provide you with answers to many questions: what plant is this, what kind of care does it need, will I not forget to fertilize my green friends?
With this app, you’ll learn new information about flora on a daily basis. It is a great source of new knowledge that you can use to take your gardening skills to the next level.
Actually, Lily is more than just a guide with helpful tips. It can be considered as a community of soulmates where you can share your experience and ask for advice.
You can download Lily from the App Store and scan plants before buying to learn more about unknown flora and understand how to care about it. This software includes information about flowers, trees, and mushrooms, and it is constantly updated by botanic experts.
PlantSnap is one of the most popular apps to recognize plants and flowers online. It promises to identify up to 90% of all species of plants, flowers, and trees. You can even try to recognize different plants by their leaves or fruits! Using the camera of your smartphone, you will be able to identify the plant in question and obtain key information about it, including its taxonomy, characteristics, and various curiosities.
Besides, with PlantSnap you can create your own library of plants and flowers, cataloging the species you come across. Download this tool from the App Store and join a huge community of plant fans.
Flower Power Assistant
What about a compact guide for plant lovers of any level? This application comes with helpful tips about hundreds of houseplants. It also includes a system of geo alerts, and notifications so that you’ll never forget to take care of your plant. Your app will remind you to check the water level, fertilize or transplant your green friends, maintain the air temperature and lighting, and so on.
What we really love about this app is its infographic with the essentials of plant care and a diary of the plant life cycle. If your plants are in a unique place or special, just provide your environment conditions so that your assistant can fine-tune your settings.
Blossom — Plant Identifier
The Blossom app has a very beautiful and nice user-friendly interface. It works on the same principle of “take a photo – recognize the plant”, but with a primary focus on indoor trees and flowers. That’s why the visual component of the application inspires so much to decorate your home and settle a couple of green friends in it.
If you already have indoor plants, just take a photo of them and learn more about your home flora, get acquainted with the features of caring for them. If you are just going to green the room, then you can use useful collections in which you can find flowers, trees, and cacti with a description of their lifestyle and needs.
If you’re looking for good free apps to keep your plants alive and well, it would be a good idea to try this one. Though this application may not have as many features as others on our list, it is still a good helper regardless of your gardening goals.
You can start with a manual entry of your plants’ species into the application to get brief instructions and tips to keep your plants healthy. The Flourish will tell you about their light and water preferences, and you’ll also learn about common issues to prevent your little friends from falling ill.
Vera: Plant Care Made Simple
This tool for plant lovers allows you to do complete monitoring of your plants. You can configure your watering and fertilization schedule and you can take pictures of your plants to see their evolution over time. In addition, there is a section where you will find all kinds of tips and tricks about plants. Most users agree that it is a very complete plant care app and that it helps them a lot to get started in the world of plants.