Monitoring plants, the smart way
It is crucial plants are in a suitable climate to thrive, so Sprout tracks ambient air temperature your plants are exposed to daily within 1°C accuracy.
Humidity has extensive effects on plant growth and health, mainly impacting transpiration. Sprout measures relative humidity levels of the air with an accuracy of ±2%.
Plants need water to survive and it is critical they are not under or over-watered due to damaging health effects. Sprout uses a capacitive moisture sensor to measure the volume of water in the soil.
Sprout measures the intensity of sunlight using a sensitive photodiode which can detect when the plant is exposed to direct, indirect, or low sunlight.
At EzSoil, we believe it is important to keep you connected to your home ecosystem. Sprout has an onboard WiFi chip, allowing plant monitoring from anywhere in the world with a WiFi connection.
To ensure Sprout is portable, it is powered using an onboard battery. This ensures it is not limited to the reach of a power cable, or the amount of sunlight (solar power) it receives.
Portal to Sprout
The home page of the website allows you to overview all connected modules and add other modules if required.
The module page shows all sensor data and graphs this data to give you insight into the conditions the plant is exposed to over time.
The settings page allows you to erase past data, delete the module, customize the module image and change the recommended plant vitals. more info to come about customisation, etc
Easy and intuitive
Connect Sprout to your WiFi network, then log in to our website. You can then add Sprout to your dashboard by scanning the included QR code or entering the module ID.
Once connected, Sprout automatically begins transmitting data! Just pop it in your pot plant and ensure it faces the area that gets the most sunlight.
That's it! Done! Now you can monitor your plant on our website, which not only shows sensor data but also gives insights on when to care for your plant.
Extras that make Sprout the best
Our website allows you to customize soil moisture, sunlight, temperature and humidity requirements. Aswell as customized plant names, images and update frequencies.
Although we developed Sprout for house plants, it also works well in covered outdoor environments! Sprouts endless customization through the EzSoil dashboard allows for further flexibility depending on the use case.
Having to charge your devices is a huge pain! We tried to minimise this pain by making Sprout last up to 100 days on a single charge, if you set the update frequency to once every hour. Not only that, charging takes only 2 hours to complete!
Sprout reminds you through our web app when your plants need vital care, which otherwise would result in shrivelled up, lifeless plant. Having this layer of assurance reduces the risk of another one dying.
Got questions? We've got answers
Yes, you can use Sprout in multiple plants, although the previously recorded data will become invalid. This data is not vital to Sprouts operation but does give you an excellent overview of the plant's conditions over time. You can customize the recommended water, sunlight, humidity and temperature levels between plants to still provide you with accurate information on the plant's vitals.
Great news. There are currently no paid subscriptions to use Sprout. You will be able to enjoy the luxuries of smart plant monitoring for free in addition to the original cost of the module. Additionally, you will have unlimited access to any over-the-air updates for Sprout and any new updates to the monitoring dashboard.
Yes. The only way for water to enter the casings when the cap is on, is through 4 small slits on the side. These are angled down, and the sensor inside is water resistant. Under normal indoor conditions, there will be no problems. Although Sprout is water-resistant, it cannot handle being submerged underwater, so don't take it for a swim!
Overall, Sprout is very small. The module rises 10cm above the surface, and the remaining 7cm moisture sensor is buried in the soil. Sprout can fit into the palm of your hand and therefore blends in very well with nearly all plants. Inside Sprout we have managed to fit all 4 sensors, but also a lithium polymer battery that allows Sprout to last 2 weeks without charge.
The journey of EzSoil - a NZ YES business
Our lives were too hectic to care for our plants and they kept dying. We struggled to keep them alive in the rush and bustle that is today’s society.
Our passion for building a sustainable future sparked an idea. Why not bring our home ecosystem to our fingertips? We then developed Sprout, an all-in-one monitor that lets you track your plant’s health at a glance. You can take a few seconds to check your plant’s vitals and prevent them from becoming the lifeless, shrivelled up plant they would have become. You can built a network of Sprout’s throughout your ecosystem and develop a flourishing environment in your home.
Sprout is one piece of a huge puzzle that is EzSoil’s mission; Building a sustainable future one plant at a time.