As many of us have discovered when bringing a new plant home, each variety of houseplant has different needs, which can be quite challenging to meet. While some green-fingered growers might relish such things, others might prefer to have technology take care of everything automatically and just sit back and enjoy the results.
We've seen a number of indoor gardens, of course, all aiming to take the strain out of growing plants inside the home. But most of those – such as the iHarvest, Rotofarm, and Click & Grow 25 – focus on just providing a steady supply of veggies or greens. Another example of an indoor greenhouse, the Plantee, which is currently raising production funds on Kickstarter, can do that too, but can also take on demanding decorative growers like tropical plants.
"I've always loved experimenting with different conditions for my plants, but when I got one thing right, the others just backfired," said CEO and co-founder of Plantee Innovations, Ondra Zbytek. "I thought, I can't be the only one who struggles."
But high-tech indoor growing doesn't come cheap, with Kickstarter early bird pledges starting at USD 899, which includes the indoor greenhouse, a starter seed pack, soil and fertilizer, and magnetic water hose, a USB thumb drive pre-loaded with plant profiles, and a power supply.
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