Explore the natural world with this $20 plant-spotting iOS app


Use your iPhone to learn about the plants around you with NatureID.
Learn what your plants need with this top-rated iPhone app.
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From shooting 4K HDR footage to scanning documents, there’s a lot that your iPhone can accomplish. You can even use it as your personal plant assistant.

With the NatureID app, you can identify plants, determine the best way to care for them, and even spot early signs of disease. Lifetime subscriptions to NatureID are currently available for $19.99 (regularly $59)

Diagnose plant problems and learn how to fix them

NatureID racked up more than 8 million downloads and earned 4.6 out of five stars on the App Store for its ease of use and deep plant profiles. Just take a snap of a plant in the app, and it will match your plant against a growing library of 14,000 profiles and counting. When it finds a match, you get a detailed profile made with help from professional botanists.

The app gives you a complete list of ideal soil conditions, watering schedules and other necessary data to help a plant thrive.

In addition to helpful facts and identifying information, NatureID can help you rescue struggling plants. The scan looks for problems, including plant diseases and conditions caused by the environment. Powdery mildew, root rot, Phytophthora and downy mildew are just a few diseases NatureID can detect. It recognizes pests such as aphids, spider mites and whiteflies.

NatureID also checks for early signs of a disease or problem, so you can catch it early and keep your plants happy. The app even includes a handy plant journal for staying on top of your houseplant tasks, reminding you to water, feed and rotate plants as needed.

Save on the NatureID plant identification app

We live among plants, yet we often know very little about them. A lifetime subscription to the NatureID Premium Plan introduces you to the green around you for $20 (regularly $60), the best price you’ll find on the web.

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