Nowadays, we do a lot more with our phones than just calling and texting. We use them to take and share pictures, keep track of our schedules, take notes, play games, etc. Now, there’s yet another use for them: plant apps to help you identify and care for a plant! You can now download various apps that identify plants by name, give you more information or help you care for plants. Here are the finest four:


What Shazam is for music and media, PlantNet is for plants. If you upload a picture you’ve taken of a plant, PlantNet will recognise it and provide you instantly with more information about it. This app has information about more than 6000 kinds of plants and keeps adding more every day. You can even help by sharing your own pictures and information with PlantNet. Sharing is caring!


But what if you can’t find the name of your houseplant or garden plant on PlantNet? Then it’s time to upload your picture to Plantifier. Instead of having its own database of plants for image recognition, Plantifier takes advantage of the knowledge of other plant lovers. In this case, however, you’ll probably have to wait to get your answer.

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Plantsome makes it impossible to forget to water your plants on time. This app has an enormous number of plants in its database. Simply enter the names of the plants you have, how tall they are, and how close they are to a window. Plantsome uses this information to calculate how often and how much water the plant needs per day and then reminds you to provide it on time. What could be better?


MyGarden is a plant encyclopaedia and a must-have app for every plant lover’s smartphone. This app provides a chronological list of popular plant species and lets you enter the plants you have. The name of every plant is accompanied by one or more photos and detailed information such as plant height, plant family and care instructions. The Tasks tab leads you to information about what kind of care your plant(s) need and when this should be done.

These are our favourite plant apps! Actually, we also consider Instagram as a kind of plant app since its plant community is so big! Are you following @AnthuriumInfo yet?

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