Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next. 

The French gadget maker Parrot knows that you’re going to forget to water your plants. That’s why it created the Parrot Pot, the second generation of its connected indoor or outdoor plant pot.

It has a 2-liter reservoir of water that it uses sparingly, so it can stretch the watering out over a longer period of time. It can go as long as one month based on smart autonomous irrigation. I saw a demo of the new version at the 2015 International CES, and I took the video below.

The Parrot Pot has a library of knowledge about 8,000 plants, and it irrigates the plants with exactly the right amount of water each time, said Parrot’s Jerome Bouvard, in an interview with VentureBeat at CES. The system can be controlled via a mobile app, and it assures that each plant will get the right amount of water each time, he said.

But with 8,000 plants in its database, there’s one plant in particular that many Parrot Pot customers are particularly interested in growing, and that’s cannabis — or so Parrot founder Henri Seydoux told us last summer in Paris.

So “pot” might just be the perfect name for this product.

Check out our video of the pot below.


VentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
  • up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
  • our newsletters
  • gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
  • networking features, and more
Become a member