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Parrot Flower Power

French electronics company Parrot has come up with a sensor for plant lovers. Parrot Flower Power is a low-energy sensor that analyzes the growing conditions of plants and send you the results. Once inserted in the plant’s soil, the sensor monitors ambient temperature, fertilizer, light intensity and soil moisture. When synced to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, the device relays the information to an app which has a database of 6,000 plants and trees and the precise needs for each one. The app will record and chart up to a year’s worth of data. And the sensor will send an alert if action is needed.