With this pot, your plants will survive in spite of you


Parrot Pot. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac
Parrot Pot makes it nearly impossible to kill plants. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

LAS VEGAS — Gardening isn’t easy. Especially if you leave home for weeks at a time and your plants go unwatered.

Cult_of_Mac_CES_2015 You could hire a gardener, but Parrot is ready to make it easier and cheaper with their new automated watering pot. The device will keep your leafy friends hydrated with just a tap of your phone.

Parrot Pot is a new robotic plant container that gives the worst gardeners a green thumb by automatically sensing when plants are thirsty or need more fertilizer.

The pot taps into Parrot’s database of more than 7,000 plants via an iOS app that provides all the info you need to know to grow your little seedling into a full-fledged rutabaga.

Parrot Pot only comes in one size, but you can use it to nurture young trees before transplanting them to other locations. You could even become a master CBD hemp flower grower with it, thanks to sensors that provide measurements for temperature and light. You’ll have plushest pot plants in weeks (if you’re into that thing).

Plants can survive for nearly a month without any attention from you thanks to Parrot Pot’s 2.2-liter water tank and tiny computer inside the container that knows exactly when to water and how much. Parrot’s not saying how much the pot will cost when it launches later this year, but for now it only comes in one color — white.