Sonic Succulents | Plant Whispering

Animal whispering is so old school, IKEA's innovation lab explores the connection between plants, humans and technology. They developed an interface called Sprout which is intended to be an educational tool for individuals who want to get into hydroponic farming.

The plants are hooked up to a smart speaker, so that farmers can talk to the plants and find out about nutrition levels. The budding hydroponic farmers can ask Sprout what their plants need in order to thrive, The concept uses biology, sensors and machine learning to provide data on everything from pH levels, nutrient level, light, humidity and temperature which gives the farmer all the info they need to grow.