In the comments of How to hide the ugly: 5 cheap tricks for renters, Offbeat Homie PattiLain made a comment that just may change my thumb to green!
I used to kill plants. I guess I had trouble remembering when to water them, how much, etc etc, and they invariably died. So when my husband got me an orchid (so much faith, amiright?) I got an app called Koubachi. It tells you what to do, and send you reminders, etc.
My orchid is not only still alive and healthy-looking after more than four months, but it is flowering again.
For those of you who want even more IRL help, Koubachi also makes a Wi-Fi Plant Sensor!
What other insta-green thumb hacks do I not know about?
Comments on Use an app to help keep your orchid alive
Eee! Thanks for the hat tip 😀
Never have I been more embarrassed that I haven’t updated my blog in… oh… three years.
Ooh! AWESOME! JUST tonight I was cutting off the dead leaves of my one and only poor orchid, the longest-lasting one I’ve ever had, lamenting the fact that they ALL eventually die on me! I love orchids SO much but have no idea how to manage them! I am so grateful to have found this app!! 😀
Anyone know if there’s a similar app for Android? This one seems to be just for iOS. 🙁
I went to the Google Play store this morning and found app right away. They make it clear that it’s a beta version. But seems worth a try. Anything to try to keep my orchid alive! (A green thumb, I am not)
It looks like they’ve got an Android app in the works (http://www.koubachi.com/news?locale=en), and you can use the Web interface as well, as far as I know.
I am so excited about this! I have always loved orchids but struggle to keep them alive (I often think orchids favorite thing to do is die) and I spread this love to my husband and we now have more than ten, all at various stages of despair. This is going to be amazing!