PlantDoc: Biodegradable Color-Changing Moisture Meter for Plants

$27.50
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The only plastic-free, fully biodegradable, and color-changing soil moisture indicator for houseplants!

FREE shipping. ALL ORDERS ARE FULFILLED near the end of the week (Wednesday to Friday).

New and improved: more durable than ever! Introducing our "mini monstera" PlantDoc.

PlantDoc is a patent-pending creation from Daphne’s Botanicals that visualizes your plants' moisture levels in a colorful and easy to understand way. 

Made from plant-based materials, PlantDoc mirrors your houseplant soil wetness by absorbing moisture from the soil and changing color from white to green and back to white when dry.

Please note: New orders will receive our new and improved box (not yet pictured).

Check out the new PlantDoc site and product page

For wholesale inquiries, please visit our Faire page for purchase or email support@daphnesbotanicals.com

 

HOW TO USE PLANTDOC

INSERT PLANTDOC

Insert PlantDoc firmly into your houseplant's dry soil, white side facing out. Water your plant as usual.

WATCH COLOR CHANGE

PlantDoc will turn from white to green when wet. PlantDoc will slowly return to green as the the soil dries. Check out our houseplant watering guide to customize your routine!

WATER AS NEEDED

As PlantDoc returns white, water you houseplant according to its needs. Repeat these steps and watch your houseplant thrive! Compost when it starts to break down or bend then replace with a new one!

THE STORY OF PLANTDOC

Ever since arriving to the lush landscape of Portland, OR from the concrete jungle of New York City, our family has become true plant lovers, obsessed with having greenery in the home. In our journey to learn the nuances of watering care for houseplants, we discovered a need for an easy way to understand when to water an indoor plant.

Combined with our research thinking caps, and inspiration from our baby's color-change bath book (yes, the idea occurred to us while bathing our child!); we created our earth-friendly PlantDoc to help all plant parents alike to visually see when to water their houseplants.

WHO IS PLANTDOC FOR

PlantDoc is the perfect moisture indicator tool for anyone who wants an easy reminder for plant watering. It's a great fit for new plant parents and plant experts alike!

Just stick the PlantDoc into your plant's soil and let our smart tool do the rest.

The color change is also a great learning tool for educators, allowing for an intuitive and engaging display of plant water needs over time.

Hand setting PlantDoc plant moisture meter in a hanging planter

WHAT MAKES PLANTDOC SPECIAL

Unlike other moisture indicators, PlantDoc is:

  • So easy, a toddler can understand it!

  • Affordable, budget-friendly 5-packs last for months.

  • 100% Biodegradable, leaving o footprint on our beautiful planet.

  • Great Gift for all of the plant-lovers in your life.

DOES PLANTDOC WORK FOR ALL PLANTS?

Yes, you can use the PlantDoc moisture meter as a guide to your regular watering routine for most plants (except air plants, which do not have roots in soil!).

The way to use PlantDoc depends on the moisture preference of your houseplants! 

For example:

  • Peperomias and succulents like soil to dry completely before re-watering: make sure PlantDoc is completely white down to soil level before watering again

  • Ferns and peace lilies want consistently moist soil, so watch the base of the PlantDoc and water again before PlantDoc fully returns to white

We would be happy to answer your questions about incorporating PlantDoc into your watering routine.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)


PlantDoc absorbs water, changing from white to green in approximately 30 minutes.

PlantDoc measures the top 2” of your plant’s soil. It works best in pots less than 8” wide.

As the soil dries out, PlantDoc turns back to white from top to bottom; soil  colorful and is still wet  if you can see some green coloration at the base of the PlantDoc.

PlantDoc is the only 100% plastic-free houseplant moisture meter! Our patent-pending design is made of sturdy paper-based fiber with non-toxic inks and paint.

We reccomend one PlantDoc per plant. PlantDocs should not be moved from their initial location because their stem softens after it has absorbed water.

How green PlantDoc is tells how dry your soil is! For example, if PlantDoc is completely white, that means the soil is mostly dry. colorful and Click here to learn more!  

PlantDocs last about 2 months of use before the biodegrading process becomes noticeable, but will last longer in drier, rockier soil. PlantDoc still functions while biodegrading, it may just look a bit... biodegrady

PlantDoc will last longer if you avoid applying water directly onto PlantDoc. With proper care, PlantDoc lasts 3-6 months depending on frequency of watering and soil wetness.

After several months, PlantDoc may begin to pick up a tint from the soil or biodegrade, but it has lots of life left!

The right time to compost PlantDoc is when you can no longer see the color change effect after 30 minutes of watering.

QUESTIONS?

We definitely want our customers to be happy and appreciate any feedback... because we are always working to improve our product and process for you.

Contact us!

Customer Reviews

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Michele Tomaszewski
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Didn’t hold up after 2 watering. Bottom needs improvement.

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Kennedy Grear
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Great product my wife loved it

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aubmadele
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Gave this as a gift, so I can't speak to how this works, but the shipping was fast, the packaging was great, and the instructions seemed really helpful and straightforward. The recipient loved it, so that's all that matters :)

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Nichole Clark
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They didn't work. I don't know why

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Shawn Anderson
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My wife absolutely loved them!