7 Best Gardening Apps So You Can Stop Killing All Your Plants

7 Best Gardening Apps So You Can Stop Killing All Your Plants

7 Best Gardening Apps So You Can Stop Killing All Your Plants

It’s never a bad time to bring some more plants into your life.

Taking care of plants can be daunting, but luckily we can get a little help with technology. To help you become your best gardener or plant parent, we’ve found the best apps to simplify the process.

Whether you’re starting a windowsill herb garden, buying some house plants, or planning a garden in your yard, these apps will help you figure out how to care for your plants and remind you to take care of them.

There will be no dead plants on the watch of this app.

1. Leaf Snap

LeafSnap uses artificial intelligence to identify plants. It can currently recognize 90 percent of all known plants and trees. You can take a photo or upload a photo of a plant to the app and it will tell you how to grow it, how much light and water it needs, and much more.

You can download LeafSnap for iOS from the Apple App Store(opens in a new tab) or for Android in the Google Play Store(opens in a new tab)

LeafSnap collects user data to improve the user experience. It may share user data using an anonymous identifier with Google Ad Services. You can read the full privacy policy here

Screenshot of the app.

Once LeafSnap has identified the plant, it will give you basic information about the plant.
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LeafSnap also tells you how to care for plants.
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2. Smart Plant Home

Smart Plant Home is an all-in-one gardening app. The most useful function is the care calendar. Once you’ve added a plant, the app automatically creates a care calendar that reminds you to water the plant or perform other tasks, depending on the plant. This can be useful if you are prone to killing plants. There’s also a searchable troubleshooter so you can fix plant diseases and pests. If that doesn’t work, you can send images of plants and plant diseases to horticultural experts around the world via the app.

You can download Smart Plant Home for iOS from the Apple App Store(opens in a new tab) or for Android in the Google Play Store.

Smart Plant Home collects user data to, among other things, improve the user experience and “to communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, for marketing”. You can read the full privacy policy here

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Smart Plant Home creates a care calendar for plants that you add to the app.
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An example of the types of actions on the care calendar.
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3. iNaturist

iNaturalist is a social network created by the California Academy of Sciences and National Geographic. Like LeafSnap, iNaturalist is a plant identification app, but it also identifies other species such as birds and insects. When the app can’t immediately identify a plant, it tags the image and someone in the community can identify it. You can also choose to have the photos and videos you upload to the app used for scientific purposes. Another great feature of the app is its searchable map that shows you all the species spotted in an area.

You can download iNaturalist for iOS from the Apple App Store(opens in a new tab) or for Android in the Google Play Store(opens in a new tab)

iNaturalist does not sell user data and only collects data to improve the user experience. You can read the full privacy policy here

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iNaturalist has a searchable map where you can see which species have been spotted.
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4. Planter

Planter helps you plan your garden. You choose the size of your plot and then you can add plants. When you select a plant to add, it will tell you information such as the depth at which to plant the seeds, how long it will take to harvest, and how much water it needs. It also tells you which plants are companion plants and which are combative plants and common plant diseases.

You can download Planter for iOS from the Apple App Store(opens in a new tab) or for Android in the Google Play Store(opens in a new tab)

Planter collects user data and shares anonymized user data with third party advertisers and ad networks. You can read the full privacy policy here

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When you add a plant to your garden on Planter, it tells you how to care for it.
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Planter tells you which plants are good companions and which are combative.
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5. Sunfinder – Tracker and Compass

Sun Seeker is a comprehensive sun tracking app. Tracking the sun in your garden can help you choose optimal planting locations for your plants, depending on the type of light they need.

Sun Seeker costs $9.99. You can buy Sun Seeker for iOS from the Apple App Store (opens in a new tab)or for Android in the Google Play Store(opens in a new tab)

Sun Seeker does not sell user data and only collects data to improve the user experience. You can read the full privacy policy here

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Sun Seeker is a sun tracking app.
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6. Planta

Planta is the perfect app if you are just starting your gardening or plant journey. Planta gives you planting advice and maintenance tips for your plants. It also has a light meter so you can determine what kind of light different parts of your home or yard have. Unlike Smart Home Plan, Planta organizes your plants on location.

You can download Planta for iOS in the Apple App Store(opens in a new tab) or for Android in the Google Play Store(opens in a new tab)

Planta does not sell user data and only collects data to improve the user experience. You can read the full privacy policy here

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Planta organizes your plants on location.
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7. Terrarium Garden Inactive

If gardening isn’t your thing, but you want to join the hype, Terrarium Garden Idle is the game for you. Terrarium Garden Idle is a relaxing garden game where you have plants and they create oxygen which allows you to buy more plants.

You can download Terrarium Garden Idle for iOS from the Apple App Store(opens in a new tab) or for Android in the Google Play Store(opens in a new tab)

Terrarium Garden Idle collects user data and may share it with partners who provide users with personalized ads. You can read the full privacy policy here

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You cannot kill plants on Terrarium Garden Idle.
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