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Planta - Keep your plants alive

Planta - Keep your plants alive

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Never kill a plant again! Individual care schedule and reminders for your plants

4.8 Ratings 44K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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  • Great app for keeping your plants healthy! Sep 7, 2020

    By elev82
    I’ve been using Planta for just over 4 months now as a premium user and I love it. It helps me keep my plants organized and healthy. While I am a relatively new plant “parent”, and I rely on it to help me know when to water, fertilize, and generally care for all of my plants (35!), I know that I still have to trust my own instincts and that every plant is different. That’s why I enjoy the features Planta has in place to make sure you care for your plants in ways that work for you. I enjoy all the features, including the plant health tracker, and access to a plant doctor bot for plants that are in trouble. For the most part all of my plants are thriving. That being said, I would ask for Planta to think about adding a vacation mode feature into the app that lets you switch your schedules for the amount of time you will be away. Not all of us have people who will look after our plants while we are away, and it would be nice to be able to modify the watering schedule without having to snooze plants every 2 days until you get back. Also a tips section regarding how to prepare your plants for your vacation would be super nice, too. Maybe also a calendar view for upcoming activity would be a nice future add, too. 😊
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Eric Vierling
    This is a lovely and helpful app! Attractive design with plenty of helpful info and features even without the premium version. I haven't tried it yet but I am planning to eventually, as it's done a great job at keeping my current plants alive and happy and my collection has started to expand! UPDATE: After several months my plants are happier than ever! The premium tools aren't the cheapest but as a beginner they really helped me bring some struggling plants back to health with their advice.
  • Very helpful app but some suggestions… May 16, 2021

    By irieyed
    🪴🪴🪴🪴Edit: I noticed that you added the slow release fertilizer sticks as an option but you cannot change this for an existing plant. 😔 I have 120+ plants and would prefer to use those types of fertilizers but don’t want to have to delete all my plants and add them back and lose all my progress. Can you please push another update that allows you to modify your current fertilizer preferences? ⭐️ 🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟 I have been using Planta for several months now and use it daily. I am a premium subscriber and while I do love the app I have some suggestions: it doesn’t seem to update watering schedule based on the amount of times you snooze the action. I live in rural VA and in the spring my houseplants don’t seem to need to be watered as often as the app suggests based on pot type and location. I would have thought the app would develop an algorithm over time but it doesn’t seem it has. Another helpful thing would be for you to be able to take a picture of a plant problem and submit it for review. I have had some issues with my plants that I am not positive are the issues outlined in Dr. Planta so I am not confident I am always treating the condition effectively. I wish that feature was more robust. I would also like to have the option to add light sources that are grow lights as I grow a lot of mine under lights. Overall, I love the app and will likely subscribe for another yearly subscription next year too. 🙂
  • Very helpful, makes me feel confident to buy more plants Jun 1, 2021

    By thehowlingwool
    I had a few houseplants for awhile but could never remember to water them, and so I didn’t feel like a very good plant mom. I decided to try an app, and I’m happy I chose this one, and I’m happy to pay for the premium version. I find it super helpful with the daily reminders, and the ability to identify plants through the app. There are somethings I wish I could do through the app — I wish when you add a plant it would prompt you with questions about the current condition the plant is in, is the soil still moist when you bought it, are there new leaves that haven’t opened yet? Things like that that could help you notice the progress your new plant makes since bringing it home. I appreciate the Dr Planta feature but I wish they gave you the option of writing in what the issue is, instead of just giving you a couple of options to choose from. Also, I wish you could update a plant’s type after you have entered it as part of your inventory. I think I chose the wrong color variant on one of my plants, and I think I just have to delete it and enter it as the other one? Please tell me if there is a way to change this without deleting it and losing all of the data I had saved for it. Overall I’m very happy with this app, and I think the premium features are worth it for a newbie like me. I have learned a lot already and I’ve only had the app for a month. Thanks Planta!
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Craig I
    Now that I've been using this app for a couple of months I can give an accurate review. I'm using the paid version and I can honestly say that it's helped me to generally be more attentive to my plants without having to guess as much of worry that I'm over it under watering my plants. It's certainly not perfect, you still have to feel the soil and I find myself snoozing or skipping waterings from time to time, but it's still a good augmentation to my brain.
  • Great app - needs more details Jul 8, 2020

    By emma damato
    So I’ve been using the free version of this app for a few months and I wanted to try out the premium version so I know when to fertilize and all. I’m glad it tells you when to fertilize, but every plant says “all purpose fertilizer” which honestly if you use that on all of your plants you will burn some roots and kill them. Some house plants need a specific fertilizer. And it’d be cool if there were some natural alternatives in there as well, like banana peel water. Also, add what kind of soil you should use! There should totally be a big soil section, but not one that just says “all purpose potting soil” like, definitely have someone who knows what they’re doing tell you what different mediums to mix for this certain plant. (Coco coir, peat moss, perlite etc.) If you added these small details I’m sure you’d have much more business. The right soil and fertilizer is so important for growth. One more thing, do some quick research on each of your plants to make sure Planta is giving you the right info. I’ve been barely watering my rubber trees and letting them dry out because that’s what planta said, but I just did some research and saw that they need to stay moist during the summer 🤦🏻‍♀️ sooooo, that’s why two of my rubber trees are drooping and dropping leaves. Overall, I’m super grateful for this app because I could never keep up with my 47 plants without it, but definitely could use some more details!
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Diane Arbogast
    I've used the premium version for a month. It's quite good and easy to use. However if I follow the algorithm all my plants will be overwatered, so I keep snoozing or skipping the watering tasks. It doesn't look into some important information, like the size of the pot/plant which can change dramatically how often your plant needs water. The extra features for light setting or plants recognition work quite well and Dr planta is accurate 50% of the time.
  • Best app out of all the other Oct 14, 2020

    By Ritz8D
    I was struggling to find an app I kept deleting some because they never notify in time, they never recognized my plant, or their plant spectrum was not broad enough. I really like this app it gives you information about your plant that I never knew. I hesitated on getting the subscription but I’m glad I made the decision on buying it. The plant doctor is so helpful it tells what I’m doing wrong when I didn’t realize that I was doing harm to the plants. I love the schedule misting option cause most of my plants need that and I forget to do that when I live in a dry area. The only reason why I didn’t give it all 5 stars because it has some flaws I hope they can fix. For example live in Los Angeles and the app says the weather here is 70 degrees which in reality it’s either 80 or 90 😣 so I don’t know if that will affect my plants watering at night since it tells me to water them longer than I usually do. Talking about the watering schedule I wish it has a schedule of setting a LOUD alarm at a specific time because I am a college student the only time I can care for my plant is between 10-11 o’clock am and I know I can’t water them later because of my assignments; another thing is when I water them at night, I learned the hard way, my plants are more prone to pests and bacteria. If anyone is reading this help to get the developers attention to fix this app I really like it.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Cat Colwell
    Great functionality, surprising lack of plant specific content/copy. Really nuanced care schedules that take every factor into account - best on the market for this. I absolutely love how Planta separates different sites in your house and makes recommendations based on lighting. But there's next to no plant description information, that other apps have in abundance. I will use Planta to look after the plants I already have, and another app to look up information.
  • Some bugs that need fixing Sep 13, 2020

    By Sasha Dejoras
    Overall, I think this app is great! I paid for the annual subscription. As a plant novice, the watering/fertilizing/misting schedule has, if anything, helped me to become more familiar with my plants. There a few things I think could use some improvement. -Sometimes, based on the “info” portion for each plant, the app will say for example “water every 6th day in September”. However I would notice that I wouldn’t get a notification to water that plant even after 6 days have passed -fertilizing/watering schedule. The app will notify you when it’s time to fertilize your plant, which must be done with a watering. However, once you have performed and checked off the task for fertilizing, you then have to add an extra task that you’ve watered the plant. If not, the app will think that perhaps you haven’t watered since the last check-off, and will then remind to water at a sooner than necessary date, which may lead to overwatering. So typically, whenever there is a reminder to fertilize and no reminder on the same day to water, I’ll have to go to the plant profile and determine if I should snooze the fertilize task, or both water and fertilize that day. Or perhaps the main issue is that the app will remind to fertilize when it’s not even time for a watering. It can get confusing, but I’ve found my way around it.
  • Great app for keeping your plants healthy! Sep 7, 2020

    By elev82
    I’ve been using Planta for just over 4 months now as a premium user and I love it. It helps me keep my plants organized and healthy. While I am a relatively new plant “parent”, and I rely on it to help me know when to water, fertilize, and generally care for all of my plants (35!), I know that I still have to trust my own instincts and that every plant is different. That’s why I enjoy the features Planta has in place to make sure you care for your plants in ways that work for you. I enjoy all the features, including the plant health tracker, and access to a plant doctor bot for plants that are in trouble. For the most part all of my plants are thriving. That being said, I would ask for Planta to think about adding a vacation mode feature into the app that lets you switch your schedules for the amount of time you will be away. Not all of us have people who will look after our plants while we are away, and it would be nice to be able to modify the watering schedule without having to snooze plants every 2 days until you get back. Also a tips section regarding how to prepare your plants for your vacation would be super nice, too. Maybe also a calendar view for upcoming activity would be a nice future add, too. 😊
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Eric Vierling
    This is a lovely and helpful app! Attractive design with plenty of helpful info and features even without the premium version. I haven't tried it yet but I am planning to eventually, as it's done a great job at keeping my current plants alive and happy and my collection has started to expand! UPDATE: After several months my plants are happier than ever! The premium tools aren't the cheapest but as a beginner they really helped me bring some struggling plants back to health with their advice.
  • Very helpful app but some suggestions… May 16, 2021

    By irieyed
    🪴🪴🪴🪴Edit: I noticed that you added the slow release fertilizer sticks as an option but you cannot change this for an existing plant. 😔 I have 120+ plants and would prefer to use those types of fertilizers but don’t want to have to delete all my plants and add them back and lose all my progress. Can you please push another update that allows you to modify your current fertilizer preferences? ⭐️ 🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟 I have been using Planta for several months now and use it daily. I am a premium subscriber and while I do love the app I have some suggestions: it doesn’t seem to update watering schedule based on the amount of times you snooze the action. I live in rural VA and in the spring my houseplants don’t seem to need to be watered as often as the app suggests based on pot type and location. I would have thought the app would develop an algorithm over time but it doesn’t seem it has. Another helpful thing would be for you to be able to take a picture of a plant problem and submit it for review. I have had some issues with my plants that I am not positive are the issues outlined in Dr. Planta so I am not confident I am always treating the condition effectively. I wish that feature was more robust. I would also like to have the option to add light sources that are grow lights as I grow a lot of mine under lights. Overall, I love the app and will likely subscribe for another yearly subscription next year too. 🙂
  • Very helpful, makes me feel confident to buy more plants Jun 1, 2021

    By thehowlingwool
    I had a few houseplants for awhile but could never remember to water them, and so I didn’t feel like a very good plant mom. I decided to try an app, and I’m happy I chose this one, and I’m happy to pay for the premium version. I find it super helpful with the daily reminders, and the ability to identify plants through the app. There are somethings I wish I could do through the app — I wish when you add a plant it would prompt you with questions about the current condition the plant is in, is the soil still moist when you bought it, are there new leaves that haven’t opened yet? Things like that that could help you notice the progress your new plant makes since bringing it home. I appreciate the Dr Planta feature but I wish they gave you the option of writing in what the issue is, instead of just giving you a couple of options to choose from. Also, I wish you could update a plant’s type after you have entered it as part of your inventory. I think I chose the wrong color variant on one of my plants, and I think I just have to delete it and enter it as the other one? Please tell me if there is a way to change this without deleting it and losing all of the data I had saved for it. Overall I’m very happy with this app, and I think the premium features are worth it for a newbie like me. I have learned a lot already and I’ve only had the app for a month. Thanks Planta!
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Craig I
    Now that I've been using this app for a couple of months I can give an accurate review. I'm using the paid version and I can honestly say that it's helped me to generally be more attentive to my plants without having to guess as much of worry that I'm over it under watering my plants. It's certainly not perfect, you still have to feel the soil and I find myself snoozing or skipping waterings from time to time, but it's still a good augmentation to my brain.
  • Great app - needs more details Jul 8, 2020

    By emma damato
    So I’ve been using the free version of this app for a few months and I wanted to try out the premium version so I know when to fertilize and all. I’m glad it tells you when to fertilize, but every plant says “all purpose fertilizer” which honestly if you use that on all of your plants you will burn some roots and kill them. Some house plants need a specific fertilizer. And it’d be cool if there were some natural alternatives in there as well, like banana peel water. Also, add what kind of soil you should use! There should totally be a big soil section, but not one that just says “all purpose potting soil” like, definitely have someone who knows what they’re doing tell you what different mediums to mix for this certain plant. (Coco coir, peat moss, perlite etc.) If you added these small details I’m sure you’d have much more business. The right soil and fertilizer is so important for growth. One more thing, do some quick research on each of your plants to make sure Planta is giving you the right info. I’ve been barely watering my rubber trees and letting them dry out because that’s what planta said, but I just did some research and saw that they need to stay moist during the summer 🤦🏻‍♀️ sooooo, that’s why two of my rubber trees are drooping and dropping leaves. Overall, I’m super grateful for this app because I could never keep up with my 47 plants without it, but definitely could use some more details!
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Diane Arbogast
    I've used the premium version for a month. It's quite good and easy to use. However if I follow the algorithm all my plants will be overwatered, so I keep snoozing or skipping the watering tasks. It doesn't look into some important information, like the size of the pot/plant which can change dramatically how often your plant needs water. The extra features for light setting or plants recognition work quite well and Dr planta is accurate 50% of the time.
  • Best app out of all the other Oct 14, 2020

    By Ritz8D
    I was struggling to find an app I kept deleting some because they never notify in time, they never recognized my plant, or their plant spectrum was not broad enough. I really like this app it gives you information about your plant that I never knew. I hesitated on getting the subscription but I’m glad I made the decision on buying it. The plant doctor is so helpful it tells what I’m doing wrong when I didn’t realize that I was doing harm to the plants. I love the schedule misting option cause most of my plants need that and I forget to do that when I live in a dry area. The only reason why I didn’t give it all 5 stars because it has some flaws I hope they can fix. For example live in Los Angeles and the app says the weather here is 70 degrees which in reality it’s either 80 or 90 😣 so I don’t know if that will affect my plants watering at night since it tells me to water them longer than I usually do. Talking about the watering schedule I wish it has a schedule of setting a LOUD alarm at a specific time because I am a college student the only time I can care for my plant is between 10-11 o’clock am and I know I can’t water them later because of my assignments; another thing is when I water them at night, I learned the hard way, my plants are more prone to pests and bacteria. If anyone is reading this help to get the developers attention to fix this app I really like it.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Cat Colwell
    Great functionality, surprising lack of plant specific content/copy. Really nuanced care schedules that take every factor into account - best on the market for this. I absolutely love how Planta separates different sites in your house and makes recommendations based on lighting. But there's next to no plant description information, that other apps have in abundance. I will use Planta to look after the plants I already have, and another app to look up information.
  • Some bugs that need fixing Sep 13, 2020

    By Sasha Dejoras
    Overall, I think this app is great! I paid for the annual subscription. As a plant novice, the watering/fertilizing/misting schedule has, if anything, helped me to become more familiar with my plants. There a few things I think could use some improvement. -Sometimes, based on the “info” portion for each plant, the app will say for example “water every 6th day in September”. However I would notice that I wouldn’t get a notification to water that plant even after 6 days have passed -fertilizing/watering schedule. The app will notify you when it’s time to fertilize your plant, which must be done with a watering. However, once you have performed and checked off the task for fertilizing, you then have to add an extra task that you’ve watered the plant. If not, the app will think that perhaps you haven’t watered since the last check-off, and will then remind to water at a sooner than necessary date, which may lead to overwatering. So typically, whenever there is a reminder to fertilize and no reminder on the same day to water, I’ll have to go to the plant profile and determine if I should snooze the fertilize task, or both water and fertilize that day. Or perhaps the main issue is that the app will remind to fertilize when it’s not even time for a watering. It can get confusing, but I’ve found my way around it.
  • Needs to be improved Mar 8, 2021

    By Aracely-----
    One thing that doesn’t make sense is the fact that you can’t personalize the dates for when it notifies you to water your plants. The day you download the add is the automatic day all your plants need to be watered. What if I had watered my plant before I downloaded the app? Also some of my plants don’t need to be watered yet but I continue to get notifications that I have tasks that are late. Also I gave one of my plants extra water and I wasn’t able to track it because the app considered it to early so the option wasn’t even given to document it. Also it sets automatic days you have to water your plant. For example every 9 days you have to water your monstera but this doesn’t consider the size of the plant. A bigger plant has different watering needs then a smaller plant of the same kind. I do like the plant helper feature that helps you diagnose what’s wrong with your plant. I also like how it has a lot of information about a wide variety of plants and includes pictures. Another think I forgot is the app is demanding me to repot my plant but why?? There is no reason to so why am I getting the notification to do it? All the information I gave was that my plant was in a plastic pot in a medium lit room. What could have indicated I needed to repot my plant from that information given? The light meter feature was also helpful might I add. I was a premium member for about 4 weeks but now I think I’m switching to another app.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Off Brand
    Cancelled after a couple days. Out of the first 20 plants I entered, 5 were not in the database. I did repeated requests to add and thought, I am paying 8 bucks to help them build their app. If you have less common plants or any amount of skill, you don't need this app. Google Lens is free and will ID more accurately. Sticking your finger in the soil is a better than a watering schedule.
  • Good concept, but needs work May 7, 2020

    By Adayday
    I almost don’t want to recommend any new plant owners use this app, with the fixed watering schedule without knowing your location and tracking your local weather, you may get your plants killed with this app. I’ve been using the app for one month now. I’m not an expert on plants, but I have about 20 indoor and outdoor plants that lives over 5+ years. A healthy plant requires more than just watering, it also depends on lighting, and local weather. Even in the same house, you may experienced a plant grows different on a different location of the house. For Planta’s free plant, it only offers FIXED watering dates, which you can’t even make personalization changes. Does paid version fix this problem? It didn’t say—this, the marketing team did a bad job on promoting the paid version. With the fixed schedule, for my tomato I bought in March, it’s recommending to water every 3 days, until today, May 7, it still says the same thing. But I live in California and today the highest temperature is above 90, you basically have to water tomato everyday otherwise it’s gonna die. Same with my indoor plants. One plant I’ve been watering it once a week for years, then Planta suggests to water it every two weeks. I decided to give it a try, and going to stop this suggestion as I see the plant leaves gotten bad. I’m currently debating on deleting this app, as I don’t see its being actually helpful.
  • Not for desert-dwellers Feb 22, 2021

    By EmilyClair2255
    So admittedly I’m new at plants, but even with the location classification, the watering schedule is way off. I’m from Phoenix, and the app told me to water a dracaena once a month... lol. I left for a week and the soil was bone-dry. It’s too bad- the app is beautifully done. I’ll try setting my own schedules, but that seems like it defeats the purpose of the app. ETA: I triple-checked my inputs. 9b, dry air, draft, correct temp, partial sun, and nursery pot. Literally the exact plant type from the sign. And we’re talking bone-dry, crispy-tips, soil-comes-out-in-one-brick level. I don’t think there’s any dracaena that wants to be that dry for 20 days, especially one that likes humidity (I should add that it has its own humidifier that’s on a daily timer). I also asked around last time I was at the nursery, and they said 10-14 days. I’ve been taking moisture readings daily and in its current location, the soil from the nursery dries completely in 6 days. I am having similar results with my other plants, as well, but most of them are desert plants who aren’t as dramatic about moisture as the dracaena is. If I missed something, please let me know. Again, it’s an awesome app and I have no doubt it works perfectly for the majority of people. If I had 50 bucks to just mess around with pro, maybe it would work better. The free version’s recommendations just aren’t gonna work for me.
  • One Addition I Think Should Be Added, Considering The Price! Sep 2, 2020

    By Bruce MacFergus
    I downloaded this after seeing it in the Apple store, but upon seeing the price for a year, and no permanent price, for instance, I was rather dismayed to discover that there wasn’t a list of the current plants that could be shown to us with their photos and common and scientific names, before we purchase this app for any length of time or of the premium plan! I happen to be a multi year customer of two major nurseries back east, in Connecticut and in Florida, and they have a vast selection of the rarest tropical plants and tropical flowers and tropical fruit, of anywhere in the country, and possibly in the entire world including Australia! Before I would purchase this, I would want to have communications with this developer and give them the names of those nurseries and await their response, and know that they do have all of the needed information first! I am not about to pay down $36, and then find it won’t be of little or any use to me! But I think they give us too little to make any real determination about whether we want his app or not, and rather force us into paying for this before we have any real idea of how much good or not, it would do us in attending to our plants correctly, considering the vast array of plants that are out there! It’s much easier to get information about plants that grow in this United States, but not from outside of our borders!
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Ryan Lillie
    Paid for the sub for a month. Didn't send me any notification for any tasks. Still doesn't on the free version. I have them enabled in my phone system and in the app. I have to manually check the tasks every day. Which is annoying. Looking for an alternative.
  • Jun 29, 2021

    By J B
    This app has so much possibility and not yet enough follow through. Dates are off, I can't event select when I've done things. Why is there no calendar or date entry to input when I last fertilized a plant that is already loaded into my plants? Dates are the hardest thing for me. And that this is the only way to search for help or give feedback as I can't even find a Help section. Maybe it's there and I'm missing it. I've already paid so I'll keep going but have already canceled renewal.

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  • Great app for keeping your plants healthy! Sep 7, 2020

    By elev82
    I’ve been using Planta for just over 4 months now as a premium user and I love it. It helps me keep my plants organized and healthy. While I am a relatively new plant “parent”, and I rely on it to help me know when to water, fertilize, and generally care for all of my plants (35!), I know that I still have to trust my own instincts and that every plant is different. That’s why I enjoy the features Planta has in place to make sure you care for your plants in ways that work for you. I enjoy all the features, including the plant health tracker, and access to a plant doctor bot for plants that are in trouble. For the most part all of my plants are thriving. That being said, I would ask for Planta to think about adding a vacation mode feature into the app that lets you switch your schedules for the amount of time you will be away. Not all of us have people who will look after our plants while we are away, and it would be nice to be able to modify the watering schedule without having to snooze plants every 2 days until you get back. Also a tips section regarding how to prepare your plants for your vacation would be super nice, too. Maybe also a calendar view for upcoming activity would be a nice future add, too. 😊
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Eric Vierling
    This is a lovely and helpful app! Attractive design with plenty of helpful info and features even without the premium version. I haven't tried it yet but I am planning to eventually, as it's done a great job at keeping my current plants alive and happy and my collection has started to expand! UPDATE: After several months my plants are happier than ever! The premium tools aren't the cheapest but as a beginner they really helped me bring some struggling plants back to health with their advice.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Craig I
    Now that I've been using this app for a couple of months I can give an accurate review. I'm using the paid version and I can honestly say that it's helped me to generally be more attentive to my plants without having to guess as much of worry that I'm over it under watering my plants. It's certainly not perfect, you still have to feel the soil and I find myself snoozing or skipping waterings from time to time, but it's still a good augmentation to my brain.
  • So easy and functional. Feb 12, 2021

    By SallyIvo
    I have about 30 plants of all kinds in my house. I needed a plant management system to help me. I have tried three systems with just five plants each to see which system had the most features and also was easy to use. I used the premium feature that has to be paid for on two of the apps. After two weeks of kicking the tires on each one, I found Planta to have the most features right at the place where you need them. Here is an example- the plant watering schedule will list all the plants that need watering that day with a picture you provided or the one out of their library. Let’s say your plant does not need watering that day and you want more info on the watering requirements of that plant. Just click on plant picture and then all the plant info appears. It presents this cool chart for each plant showing the water requirements by month so you can adjust your watering requirements. So in the warm period (Feb-Octin your plant hardiness zone) you can set the watering schedule you need to do. Then you can set a different watering schedule for that plant in the cold period. Pretty cool and so easy. I am still trying out all the other features. Great app.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Nelson R. Becerra E.
    The app is great. Useful, simple and accurate. I'd only advise the devs to lower the subscription fee. Most of the information can be found on forums for free so the payment would be more like a support for the devs instead of a paywall blocking us for information already available.
  • Good app, but could use some changes. May 26, 2020

    By Jhrobbins
    Great concept, and really cool for the plants it has support for. However, there are a lot of plants (especially California native plants!) that don’t have any support. There should be an option to add your own plants in and put in the associated watering schedule, much like the current “custom care” setting. That way, people who know their plants can still have the benefits of having all their plant lists in one place. Also, it is odd to me that the scientific names of the plants are so hidden. Most serious plant growers are familiar with scientific names more so than common names, and it’s a little frustrating when search results come in sorted by common name with only the genus visible (sometime). When i tried to find a plant that the app did not support i tried to search the genus but the results were muddled by the common names. So in summary: this app would be even better if users can add their own plants in (possibly contributing to plantas database of plant knowledge; making it easier on devs to add new plant support), and if common names were less emphasized than scientific names. Update: thanks for the response! Changed my rating to 5 stars.
  • Great app, needs minor improvements Jul 8, 2021

    By doubleagentsuperspy
    Edit: Thank you for pointing out these features! I have one suggestion for future updates: please add a basic chart for how much to water based on pot size. That would be helpful to avoid under or over watering. Useful for keeping track of watering/fertilizing houseplants under ideal circumstances, but isn’t easy to adjust schedules when conditions are less than ideal. We’ve had unseasonably high temperatures which meant many of my plants, especially the ones in direct sun, needed more water, more often. I wanted to add an unscheduled watering for a few of plants but there is no way to do that without putting each of them on a fully customized permanent schedule. There should be an option to document that a plant was watered outside of the day recommended by the app. Also, the location feature is not very helpful. I get warnings from the app that a specific room is not appropriate, but the light meter readings any room will vary dramatically if you move a few inches up or down, or to the left or right. But the location is saved with only one set recommendation for the whole space. Not very helpful.
  • Hands down the best plant app Jun 20, 2021

    By JigokuShoujoXIV
    I have around 40 houseplants and this has been a god send. I’ve tried over 20 apps, and this blows them all out the water. The plant recognition function is hands down the most impressive. It was even able to identify my dead African Marigolds from JUST the shriveled up stem. That’s a miracle and far better than others that were unable to detect even some basic, healthy plants. I love how it auto sets your watering schedule based on your location and environment (instead of manually having to add it). The only function I find lacking is the Doctor function. It is kind of basic and stops after a few prompts. If there was an option to take a picture of your sick plant and have the Doctor tell you what was wrong based on that, then this will make this app go above and beyond. For example, something that would identify pest types by a picture you take in the same way it detects the plant type….and have it able to detect what is wrong with the leaves or branches. It should be easy for the app to see that a succulent plant is over watered based on it being swollen and yellowish.
  • Almost perfect May 18, 2021

    By San_amAze_moon
    This is such a great app! I’ve been using it for about a year now and I have to say it really is almost perfect! So user friendly and so many useful features. I love keeping track of how many plants I have and I look forward to adding new plants to the app when I get them. It encourages me to take a good picture of how it started and the progress updates also remind me to take progress photos if i haven’t in a while! Which is great because I love going back and seeing how much has changed! I don’t really “need” the watering schedule but with so many plants (70+) it is nice to keep track of when I actually watered who last so I use the watering reminders to essentially check if that plant needs water and if it does I’ll check it off if not I’ll snooze it, which is a great feature! Really the only thing I’m really wishing for is that there was an option to save the photos to our camera roll. I keep just taking screenshots of them but it would be nice to be able to just save it to the camera roll!
  • Jul 7, 2021

    By Ramy Kandil
    Great app and a fantastic way to keep track of one's plants, especially if you have nearly 300 spread between several sites (home/office) with different conditions and needs. My one comment would be on providing a share option for the day's tasks, in a manner where you could share it externally in case you're not able to tend to them yourself but need to send the task list to someone else who will handle it. Currently the only way to do so is a manual screenshot which can be cumbersome.
  • Very helpful app but some suggestions… May 16, 2021

    By irieyed
    🪴🪴🪴🪴Edit: I noticed that you added the slow release fertilizer sticks as an option but you cannot change this for an existing plant. 😔 I have 120+ plants and would prefer to use those types of fertilizers but don’t want to have to delete all my plants and add them back and lose all my progress. Can you please push another update that allows you to modify your current fertilizer preferences? ⭐️ 🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟 I have been using Planta for several months now and use it daily. I am a premium subscriber and while I do love the app I have some suggestions: it doesn’t seem to update watering schedule based on the amount of times you snooze the action. I live in rural VA and in the spring my houseplants don’t seem to need to be watered as often as the app suggests based on pot type and location. I would have thought the app would develop an algorithm over time but it doesn’t seem it has. Another helpful thing would be for you to be able to take a picture of a plant problem and submit it for review. I have had some issues with my plants that I am not positive are the issues outlined in Dr. Planta so I am not confident I am always treating the condition effectively. I wish that feature was more robust. I would also like to have the option to add light sources that are grow lights as I grow a lot of mine under lights. Overall, I love the app and will likely subscribe for another yearly subscription next year too. 🙂
  • Very helpful, makes me feel confident to buy more plants Jun 1, 2021

    By thehowlingwool
    I had a few houseplants for awhile but could never remember to water them, and so I didn’t feel like a very good plant mom. I decided to try an app, and I’m happy I chose this one, and I’m happy to pay for the premium version. I find it super helpful with the daily reminders, and the ability to identify plants through the app. There are somethings I wish I could do through the app — I wish when you add a plant it would prompt you with questions about the current condition the plant is in, is the soil still moist when you bought it, are there new leaves that haven’t opened yet? Things like that that could help you notice the progress your new plant makes since bringing it home. I appreciate the Dr Planta feature but I wish they gave you the option of writing in what the issue is, instead of just giving you a couple of options to choose from. Also, I wish you could update a plant’s type after you have entered it as part of your inventory. I think I chose the wrong color variant on one of my plants, and I think I just have to delete it and enter it as the other one? Please tell me if there is a way to change this without deleting it and losing all of the data I had saved for it. Overall I’m very happy with this app, and I think the premium features are worth it for a newbie like me. I have learned a lot already and I’ve only had the app for a month. Thanks Planta!
  • Great app - needs more details Jul 8, 2020

    By emma damato
    So I’ve been using the free version of this app for a few months and I wanted to try out the premium version so I know when to fertilize and all. I’m glad it tells you when to fertilize, but every plant says “all purpose fertilizer” which honestly if you use that on all of your plants you will burn some roots and kill them. Some house plants need a specific fertilizer. And it’d be cool if there were some natural alternatives in there as well, like banana peel water. Also, add what kind of soil you should use! There should totally be a big soil section, but not one that just says “all purpose potting soil” like, definitely have someone who knows what they’re doing tell you what different mediums to mix for this certain plant. (Coco coir, peat moss, perlite etc.) If you added these small details I’m sure you’d have much more business. The right soil and fertilizer is so important for growth. One more thing, do some quick research on each of your plants to make sure Planta is giving you the right info. I’ve been barely watering my rubber trees and letting them dry out because that’s what planta said, but I just did some research and saw that they need to stay moist during the summer 🤦🏻‍♀️ sooooo, that’s why two of my rubber trees are drooping and dropping leaves. Overall, I’m super grateful for this app because I could never keep up with my 47 plants without it, but definitely could use some more details!
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Diane Arbogast
    I've used the premium version for a month. It's quite good and easy to use. However if I follow the algorithm all my plants will be overwatered, so I keep snoozing or skipping the watering tasks. It doesn't look into some important information, like the size of the pot/plant which can change dramatically how often your plant needs water. The extra features for light setting or plants recognition work quite well and Dr planta is accurate 50% of the time.
  • Best app out of all the other Oct 14, 2020

    By Ritz8D
    I was struggling to find an app I kept deleting some because they never notify in time, they never recognized my plant, or their plant spectrum was not broad enough. I really like this app it gives you information about your plant that I never knew. I hesitated on getting the subscription but I’m glad I made the decision on buying it. The plant doctor is so helpful it tells what I’m doing wrong when I didn’t realize that I was doing harm to the plants. I love the schedule misting option cause most of my plants need that and I forget to do that when I live in a dry area. The only reason why I didn’t give it all 5 stars because it has some flaws I hope they can fix. For example live in Los Angeles and the app says the weather here is 70 degrees which in reality it’s either 80 or 90 😣 so I don’t know if that will affect my plants watering at night since it tells me to water them longer than I usually do. Talking about the watering schedule I wish it has a schedule of setting a LOUD alarm at a specific time because I am a college student the only time I can care for my plant is between 10-11 o’clock am and I know I can’t water them later because of my assignments; another thing is when I water them at night, I learned the hard way, my plants are more prone to pests and bacteria. If anyone is reading this help to get the developers attention to fix this app I really like it.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Cat Colwell
    Great functionality, surprising lack of plant specific content/copy. Really nuanced care schedules that take every factor into account - best on the market for this. I absolutely love how Planta separates different sites in your house and makes recommendations based on lighting. But there's next to no plant description information, that other apps have in abundance. I will use Planta to look after the plants I already have, and another app to look up information.
  • Some bugs that need fixing Sep 13, 2020

    By Sasha Dejoras
    Overall, I think this app is great! I paid for the annual subscription. As a plant novice, the watering/fertilizing/misting schedule has, if anything, helped me to become more familiar with my plants. There a few things I think could use some improvement. -Sometimes, based on the “info” portion for each plant, the app will say for example “water every 6th day in September”. However I would notice that I wouldn’t get a notification to water that plant even after 6 days have passed -fertilizing/watering schedule. The app will notify you when it’s time to fertilize your plant, which must be done with a watering. However, once you have performed and checked off the task for fertilizing, you then have to add an extra task that you’ve watered the plant. If not, the app will think that perhaps you haven’t watered since the last check-off, and will then remind to water at a sooner than necessary date, which may lead to overwatering. So typically, whenever there is a reminder to fertilize and no reminder on the same day to water, I’ll have to go to the plant profile and determine if I should snooze the fertilize task, or both water and fertilize that day. Or perhaps the main issue is that the app will remind to fertilize when it’s not even time for a watering. It can get confusing, but I’ve found my way around it.
  • Jul 22, 2021

    By Kylie MB
    I love how simple this app is to use! It gives me great information about the plants I've killed and why, but also how to bring them back. I love how brutally honest it is about my capabilities to care for anything other than a cactus - which is true. You can also track your plants health or bloomage with photos.
  • Jul 15, 2021

    By Kasey Bennett
    I paid for this app so I'm sticking with it but otherwise I would look for something else. The light levels are my biggest qualm. Even though a room may have a south facing window there will still be areas of the room that get low light. So I don't like how the app insists a spot is too sunny when I know it's not. I wish this could be fixed. I also wish there could be more customization i.e. turning the misting off on some plants or telling it I want to water my pothos less.
  • Amazing But.... Jul 25, 2020

    By Beanerstones
    This app is amazing and works well. I have been watering my plants every time I get a notification. I am still a new ish plant owner. Because I have only recently gotten into plants. I personally think that the plant scanner should be free. Now hear me out. I can not afford to pay for Premium. And a lot of the plants (succulents) I buy do not have the name of it on the tag. For instance one of the succulents I bought from a store was just called “succulent in a tin”. I was unable to identify the plant and because I am unable to afford Premium I could not find out the name. Thus resulting in me having to go under “cacti and succulents” and scrolls for like 2 and a half hours before I was able to find the correct name of the succulent bought. You are also ( from my knowledge) unable to change the main picture of your plant. When the plants grows more or I move it or I repot it I would like to be able to change to main picture of the plant. For example, I just recently repoted my ivy and was unable to change the photo that is showed when I need to water the plant. But I am only able to add pictures to the “add details” spot after watering and it does not update the main photo. Overall these are my only problems. And the app is amazing other wise. I hope this was able to help someone. 🌿🌿
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Nat
    Not bad. The latest weather update doesn't work. It always seems to be 2 days behind my actual weather. 🙄 Some of the plant ID'S are wrong. Some of the watering/care is wrong but it does a good job of reminding me which plants I need to check on a certain day.
  • Could be improved Jul 18, 2020

    By heartisanite
    I’m a paid member, and I absolutely love this app. It keeps me on track when the number of plants I have to take care of is overwhelming. It’s beautiful and gives great information on each plant. The reason for 3 stars is because I think there are so many ways it could be improved. Namely, more customizations and better care info. I wish I could give my pilea plant a custom task like “rotate once every three days” or something. Or I could choose which image I want as the main picture for my plant while still adding more pictures in its personal album. I wish the app included the size of the pot in how often we need to water, because my smaller pots need water much more often than my larger ones too. I also wished the care instructions were more in depth. Each plant is given the same categories of care, but as plant owners know, some plants have very specific care needs. It would be great if each plant had its own small blurb at the end written by someone at the planta team which felt more personal. These suggestions are just to name a few. I hope with more and more updates we start to see an app with better functionality while still keep its clean and easy-to-use look.
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By Nichole Bree-Anne
    This app was really great, and helps me with my ADHD to remember to keep my plants alive, got a new phone and now the app won't allow me to login, I type it all in and it doesn't say anything, it just doesn't login, Uninstalled and re-download but still won't let me log in.. disappointing cause I loved using this app, not sure why it's not working.
  • Almost love this! Apr 3, 2020

    By JazziFizzleStix
    This app is so close to a 4-star in my book, but it could be a 5-star app. I’m a Planta user and pay for the membership because it is worth it compared to other apps like this. The app is nice! It allows you to find out what any unknown new plant friends you brought in. It helps you determine the best place to put your plants. It even reminds you when to water, mist, and fertilize. However, you only have access to some of these functions as a paying member. I think it would be nice to allow these functions for free but offer paying members access to online plant help through the app for beginners to work one on one and maybe open forums for users to chat when help isn’t available? Also, I feel like there are fewer “homesteader” plant options available, which leads me to having to turn to other sources. I think that especially right now, the app would benefit from that. Many people are starting to grow their own foods at home right now. Also it would be cool to see how-to content about care for each plant. You could have people submit videos to reach out to the public about this. Taking care of my plants has been one of the things getting me through this!
  • Needs to be improved Mar 8, 2021

    By Aracely-----
    One thing that doesn’t make sense is the fact that you can’t personalize the dates for when it notifies you to water your plants. The day you download the add is the automatic day all your plants need to be watered. What if I had watered my plant before I downloaded the app? Also some of my plants don’t need to be watered yet but I continue to get notifications that I have tasks that are late. Also I gave one of my plants extra water and I wasn’t able to track it because the app considered it to early so the option wasn’t even given to document it. Also it sets automatic days you have to water your plant. For example every 9 days you have to water your monstera but this doesn’t consider the size of the plant. A bigger plant has different watering needs then a smaller plant of the same kind. I do like the plant helper feature that helps you diagnose what’s wrong with your plant. I also like how it has a lot of information about a wide variety of plants and includes pictures. Another think I forgot is the app is demanding me to repot my plant but why?? There is no reason to so why am I getting the notification to do it? All the information I gave was that my plant was in a plastic pot in a medium lit room. What could have indicated I needed to repot my plant from that information given? The light meter feature was also helpful might I add. I was a premium member for about 4 weeks but now I think I’m switching to another app.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Off Brand
    Cancelled after a couple days. Out of the first 20 plants I entered, 5 were not in the database. I did repeated requests to add and thought, I am paying 8 bucks to help them build their app. If you have less common plants or any amount of skill, you don't need this app. Google Lens is free and will ID more accurately. Sticking your finger in the soil is a better than a watering schedule.
  • Good concept, but needs work May 7, 2020

    By Adayday
    I almost don’t want to recommend any new plant owners use this app, with the fixed watering schedule without knowing your location and tracking your local weather, you may get your plants killed with this app. I’ve been using the app for one month now. I’m not an expert on plants, but I have about 20 indoor and outdoor plants that lives over 5+ years. A healthy plant requires more than just watering, it also depends on lighting, and local weather. Even in the same house, you may experienced a plant grows different on a different location of the house. For Planta’s free plant, it only offers FIXED watering dates, which you can’t even make personalization changes. Does paid version fix this problem? It didn’t say—this, the marketing team did a bad job on promoting the paid version. With the fixed schedule, for my tomato I bought in March, it’s recommending to water every 3 days, until today, May 7, it still says the same thing. But I live in California and today the highest temperature is above 90, you basically have to water tomato everyday otherwise it’s gonna die. Same with my indoor plants. One plant I’ve been watering it once a week for years, then Planta suggests to water it every two weeks. I decided to give it a try, and going to stop this suggestion as I see the plant leaves gotten bad. I’m currently debating on deleting this app, as I don’t see its being actually helpful.
  • Not for desert-dwellers Feb 22, 2021

    By EmilyClair2255
    So admittedly I’m new at plants, but even with the location classification, the watering schedule is way off. I’m from Phoenix, and the app told me to water a dracaena once a month... lol. I left for a week and the soil was bone-dry. It’s too bad- the app is beautifully done. I’ll try setting my own schedules, but that seems like it defeats the purpose of the app. ETA: I triple-checked my inputs. 9b, dry air, draft, correct temp, partial sun, and nursery pot. Literally the exact plant type from the sign. And we’re talking bone-dry, crispy-tips, soil-comes-out-in-one-brick level. I don’t think there’s any dracaena that wants to be that dry for 20 days, especially one that likes humidity (I should add that it has its own humidifier that’s on a daily timer). I also asked around last time I was at the nursery, and they said 10-14 days. I’ve been taking moisture readings daily and in its current location, the soil from the nursery dries completely in 6 days. I am having similar results with my other plants, as well, but most of them are desert plants who aren’t as dramatic about moisture as the dracaena is. If I missed something, please let me know. Again, it’s an awesome app and I have no doubt it works perfectly for the majority of people. If I had 50 bucks to just mess around with pro, maybe it would work better. The free version’s recommendations just aren’t gonna work for me.
  • Jun 29, 2021

    By J B
    This app has so much possibility and not yet enough follow through. Dates are off, I can't event select when I've done things. Why is there no calendar or date entry to input when I last fertilized a plant that is already loaded into my plants? Dates are the hardest thing for me. And that this is the only way to search for help or give feedback as I can't even find a Help section. Maybe it's there and I'm missing it. I've already paid so I'll keep going but have already canceled renewal.
  • One Addition I Think Should Be Added, Considering The Price! Sep 2, 2020

    By Bruce MacFergus
    I downloaded this after seeing it in the Apple store, but upon seeing the price for a year, and no permanent price, for instance, I was rather dismayed to discover that there wasn’t a list of the current plants that could be shown to us with their photos and common and scientific names, before we purchase this app for any length of time or of the premium plan! I happen to be a multi year customer of two major nurseries back east, in Connecticut and in Florida, and they have a vast selection of the rarest tropical plants and tropical flowers and tropical fruit, of anywhere in the country, and possibly in the entire world including Australia! Before I would purchase this, I would want to have communications with this developer and give them the names of those nurseries and await their response, and know that they do have all of the needed information first! I am not about to pay down $36, and then find it won’t be of little or any use to me! But I think they give us too little to make any real determination about whether we want his app or not, and rather force us into paying for this before we have any real idea of how much good or not, it would do us in attending to our plants correctly, considering the vast array of plants that are out there! It’s much easier to get information about plants that grow in this United States, but not from outside of our borders!
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Ryan Lillie
    Paid for the sub for a month. Didn't send me any notification for any tasks. Still doesn't on the free version. I have them enabled in my phone system and in the app. I have to manually check the tasks every day. Which is annoying. Looking for an alternative.

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