Sustee plant monitor

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You can finally stop killing your houseplants thanks to this $8 tool

Wave goodbye to dirty fingernails, once and for all.


Marisa Losciale

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Posted on May 30, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 12:51 pm CDT

Houseplants shouldn’t have to be a hassle. But when it comes to caring for them, things can get a bit messy. But a plant monitor can fix that problem.

The Sustee aquameter measures water at the root level, keeping you from having to stick your hand in your houseplant. Once the device is placed in the pot it will continuously monitor the soil saturation and humidity levels. Then you get alerted when your plants are thirsty.  The Sustee plant monitor even helps prevent your plant from withering and sustaining root damage. Best fake green thumb EVER!

This award-winning device is environmentally friendly too. Not only that, it’s been tested by professional orchid growers, who gave it a (green) thumbs up. Best of all, the aquameter is just $7.85 through Amazon. Pick it up and never go through the guilt of killing a plant again.

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*First Published: May 30, 2017, 10:21 am CDT