This smart planter will turn your houseplant into a housepet

This smart planter will turn your houseplant into a housepet

I consider myself to be a very unlucky guy. Sure, I've met a person I want to spend the rest of my life with; and sure, I've had the opportunity to visit some amazing places in my life; and sure, I've still got all my grandparents. But sadly, I rent a place that doesn't allow pets.

No dogs, no cats, not even a hamster is allowed in my house - which is a shame, because I love animals! I'm the sort of guy who grew up loving his dogs more than his brothers.

And in order to inject a bit of "life" into our apartment, my fiancee likes to buy flowers and plants to dot around the place. But, I just don't care enough about them, and after a week of neglection, they eventually die.

However, a company called Mu Design has released the perfect product for my dead plants/lack of pet problems, with this anthropomorphic planter!

It's basically a Tamagotchi for your houseplants!

The Lua planter connects to your smartphone via a QR code, where you can input the type of plant you have. The planter can then show you the plant's health through many different facial expressions.

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For example, if your plant needs watering, the planter's face will stick its tongue out - just like a thirsty doggo. If your plant needs more sunlight, it will grow vampire fangs! And incredibly, the Lua planter can detect movement and its eyes will follow you around the room (just like my old dog whenever I had food). When there's no movement, it simply goes to sleep!

The company's description of the planter reads:

"Lua is designed to turn your plant into a pet. Using sensors, the smart planter triggers 15 different universal animated emotions. It measures soil’s moisture, light exposure, and temperature to keep your houseplant alive and well."

Sadly, the Lua planters are not available to buy yet, but the company is hoping for a December release date, meaning these will make the perfect Christmas present of 2019! And the company is also offering free delivery to all their US and EU Instagram followers.

The popularity of these planters is evident by the 146% achieved funding goal on their Indiegogo page! But if you'd like to make these planters a reality sooner rather than later, why not give them a small donation?