Hey Plant Besties!
There are several plant care phone apps available for both Apple & Android. I've decided to spend some time using some of them in order to find one that seems to have what I need. I will be reviewing PictureThis, PlantIn, Planta & PlantSnap.
Picture This:- available on Apple & Android.
Cost: 7 day free trial, Premium Plan $29.99 yearly
Diagnoses plant issues, identifies unknown plants and reminds you to water
My Garden- area to name & list all of your plants to keep track of watering & fertilizing needs
Plant Books up to 20% discount rate on app, 1 free book with Premium plan
Several detailed plant care guides available
Plant Experts available for consultations and gardening advices from master gardeners
Weed identifier and assistance
Interesting facts for each plant and occasional short poems
Overall, PictureThis does not miss, definitely worth $29.99 per year with everything it has to offer for gardeners and plant parents!
PlantIn- available on Apple & Android
Cost: 3 day free trial then $7.99 weekly or $199.99 for life (they have a current sale $49.99 for life)
Diagnoses plant issues, option to email questions to a botanist
Professional plant care guides
Plant Care Schedule- area to list all of your plants and set watering & fertilizer \reminders
Search option with extensive list of plants
Overall, PlantIn has the basics but for $199.99 more should come with it. The app is very easy to use and could be handy for a beginner plant parent.
Planta- available on Apple & Android
Cost: $7.99 monthly, $17.99 for 3 months, or $35.99 for a year
Plant Care reminders and schedules
Planta Light meter- use phone camera to estimate light in room & makes recommendations based on light
Extensive list of plants, vegetables & herbs
Plenty of articles available on plant care & step by step guidance
Trending plants section
Dr. Planta assists with plant issues
Overall, Planta is a super affordable and clever app. A free trial option would be a nice touch but honestly, the light meter and detailed graphics have won me over!
PlantSnap- available on Apple & Android
Cost: 1 week free trial, $2.99 monthly, $19.99 yearly, or $39.99 for life
Plant photo identification
Plant care tips
Community feed that allows you to view plant pics from others around the world, you can like & comment on their pics also
Explore tab allows you to find gardens, museums & nature centers in your area
Search option shows plants, care details, & websites to buy them
Overall, this is the most affordable app out of the 4! The social feed is a cool aspect kinda like a snapchat for plants. However, this app lacked a plant expert option and resources linked to website that did not have U.S. as a listed region.
There you have it. A brief review of some of the plant apps available to us. Don't just take my word for it, try them out and pick one that works for you.