Use an app to help keep your orchid alive #Plants & Gardening#apps#great-ideas#houseplants Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jul 16 2013) Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Photo by Megan Finley. 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? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS I was fat-shamed at an Afro-Centric Pregnancy Fair NEXT Talking about being safe online freaked out my kid Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] Eee! Thanks for the hat tip 😀 Never have I been more embarrassed that I haven't updated my blog in… oh… three years. Reply 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!! 😀 Reply Anyone know if there's a similar app for Android? This one seems to be just for iOS. 🙁 Reply 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) Reply 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. Reply 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! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.