Today is another one of those days when I think to myself, "why didn't I think of that?!" As someone who wishes I could keep my plants alive, the moment I heard about , I was hooked. It's an app that's designed to help you do just that, with alerts that do everything short of actually watering your fiddle leaf fig tree for you.
One of DRYP's creators, —who keeps his approximately 50 different plants alive in a relatively small Brooklyn apartment—says the app will do three things:
1) Tell you when to water your plants.
By adding a plant, naming it, and selecting the type of plant it is, DRYP will send you push notifications so you know exactly when your plant is thirsty. After you give it a drink, you can then swipe away the notification and it won't notify you again until the next time it needs to be watered. Have 50 plants like Ben? You can add all 50 in, and it will alert you when each one is parched.
2) Act as a plant doctor.
If your plants become droopy or discolored, the app will diagnose the problem, be it too much sun, too much shade, overly obsessive watering—or, well, complete and utter neglect.
3) Make you an expert on everything green.
The app comes fully equipped with lessons on propagation, soil types, water, lighting, and more. If you have questions, the app will likely have those answers.
Since DRYP is still raising money on Kickstarter in an effort to reach its all-or-nothing goal of $35,000, it is not available for download just yet. , we might be lucky enough to be able to download it on our phones ASAP.
Follow CQ on .