If You Have Trouble Keeping Your Plants Alive, This Is the Device You Need
Lifestyle| | By Margo Gothelf
Meet the Calla, a device that uses hydroponic technology and automated LED lights to keep plants fresh and healthy. So, what exactly is a hydroponic planter? The planter uses a water tank in the middle of the device rather than typical soil to grow the plants. The tank will automatically “distribute the liquid, keeping plants’ roots wet without over-watering.” The Calla also features a mini “mushroom-shaped LED light that can sense lighting conditions around it and adjust accordingly.” The device basically creates a normal and natural light cycle that allows the plant to be placed anywhere in the house regardless of lighting. Up to six different plants can be grown in the Calla, such as herbs and flowers. The unit can also be used to keep store-bought herbs fresh. All you have to do to keep the plants fresh and growing is replace the water when it runs out. A sensor will alert the user when the water supply is running low. Depending on how many plants are in the unit, it can be left for up to two weeks. The Calla is currently being funded on Kickstarter, where it has already doubled its initial $30,000 goal.