DISCOVER: 5 Must-Have Apps for Plant Parents | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022


Plants don’t just make your space look good, they’re also known to reduce stress levels, boost your mood and productivity, purify air, and so on. It’s no wonder why many are turning to both indoor and outdoor gardening nowadays.


As a newbie plant momma who has yet to find her green thumb, I’ve been trying out some useful apps to make this experience even more enjoyable and a little less painful (Here’s hoping I revive my Spathyphyllum ‘Sensation’ soon!). Keep scrolling to find the app that’s just right up your alley.


#1 PictureThis

Easily identify plants and know how to care for them! PictureThis can identify 10,000+ plant species and allows you to get suggestions and advice from a network of friendly garden and horticulture specialists.



#2 LeafSnap 

Just take a picture or upload a photo to instantly identify thousands of plants, flowers, fruits, and trees and know their exact uses.



#3 Plant Life Balance

This app allows you to rate your space, choose your plants from a downloadable list of over 100 suggestions, style your room, and move your plants by shifting and resizing plants in your space according to your preference. Plant Life Balance also has a rating system backed by scientific research from RMIT University on the health and wellbeing benefits of plants.



#4 Gardening Companion

This app enables you to access information about the plants that interest you, set reminders to help you care for your garden, and track and share information about your garden.



#5 SmartPlant 

Want to know how you can revive your plants? SmartPlant makes it easy for you to identify pests and diseases accurately and gives you timely reminders to make sure you keep your plants alive. This app is also a great tool for organizing your plants and finding which plants fit specific areas of your house.

Cover image: Photo from @helloplantlover


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