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The Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor gives sage advice for your garden (pictures)

The Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor communicates directly with your Wi-Fi router and collects data on soil moisture, temperature, and light. It can also use its helpful database to advise on fertilizer and misting.

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The Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor helps you monitor your plant's health.  It reads moisture, ambient light, and ambient temperature from the soil near your plant and gives you care advice on all of that and fertilizer and misting. Click through for more details on how this sensor can guide you to proper plant care.

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The Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor, Indoor retails for $99.

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The Outdoor version adds rain resistance and retails for $129 (£80/AU$150).


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The two AA batteries included in the package should last you more than a year.

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The tip of the stem measures soil moisture.

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Place the stem in the soil, and it will go to work.

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Use the Plant Finder to discover what plant you're monitoring.

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Check the recommendations on any category.

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Press the button on the head to get an immediate reading.

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Koubachi can monitor multiple plants over time.  You'll need to leave it with each plant for a full watering cycle before moving it.

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Check on your plants on any Internet-enabled device, via the iOS app or the Android app.

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You'll get email reminders for any recommended action.

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Koubachi works well as an all-in-one sensor, but it's slow and costly.

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