Plantone is an all-in-one lighting, watering, and planting system that enables users to grow up to 5 different species at one time. With an automatic water tank, paired with a smart light tower sensor, individuals never need to worry about over-watering or tending to their indoor plants again. Using real-time app technology, users can change plant rearing settings whenever they want, keeping their plants as happy and healthy as possible. When using Plantone, enjoy:
Although most of us have a flower or two indoors, we don’t necessarily realize how beneficial co-habiting space with plants and herbs can be for our health. More than just eye candy, growing greenery inside can completely filter out and clean your air better than any human-made product. With everyday products, plastics, and furniture emitting dangerous chemicals that can actually cause cancer over time, plants are a cuter, prettier, and more natural way to keep your living environment safe for breathing.
Not to mention, through photosynthesis, plants take the carbon dioxide we exhale, and turn it back into oxygen for us to inhale. That means, with more oxygen in your living space, you will actually feel more rejuvenated, energized, and ready to take on the day ahead of you.
While converting that carbon dioxide, houseplants also create 10% more moisture in the air as a natural humidifier, which has been scientifically proven to benefit our sinuses, eyes, skin, and other sensitive parts of the body.
Best of all, studies have shown that having plants in your home or workplace reduce stress and fatigue while enhancing productivity. This, in turn, creates a healthier sleep schedule, which leaves you rested, replenished, and feeling better than ever before. What’s not to love?
We know that rearing plants and watering them properly, according to a schedule, and differentiating species can be easier said than done. That’s why only some people have a “green thumb.” We wanted to make this kind of indoor botany as easily accessible and manageable as possible for every single person, no matter their natural affliction for plants. That’s what inspired us to create Plantone.
With its smart lighting and patent-pending auto watering system, Plantone is an all-in-one solution for anyone to safely and successfully grow herbs and flowers indoors. Providing the light that is essential for growing your plants, Plantone ensures proper photosynthesis, which leads to faster growth and more sustainable plants.
Best of all, the Plantone mobile app lets you control absolutely everything from your smartphone, never neglecting the light and water amounts needed for your baby plants again. We know you’re busy and want to travel, yet still come home to some beautiful plants and herbs for cooking. Now you can have it all, right from your mobile device, with the convenience of Plantone.
If you are already a plant parent, or dream of filling your home with plants and herbs one day, then Plantone is something for you to consider. Whether you already know how to care for plants and just don’t have the time, or you’re afraid to try rearing your own plants for fear of killing them, any person can sprout their green thumb using the Plantone – that’s why we made it! Here are just a few reasons why this product will be life-changing:
Since we have accessibility to running water 24-7 inside, we assume our plants want to be doused in water every single morning. For the majority of plant species, watering every single day is not beneficial at all. And, with the rise of succulents and other desert plants as a trend, these plants require little to no water – ever. With Plantone, you can adjust each auto-pot to control for how much water seeps into the pot. After a quick search via our app, adjust each pot according to the plant species. Now, everything is taken care of!
Sometimes, depending on where you live, the sun can stay behind rain clouds for 10-days at a time. When that happens, your plant is missing an essential part of the photosynthesis equation. Plants need light to create their food and energy source, which means darkness (depending on the plant species) can be lethal. We have built an automatic LED tower into the Plantone that is smart sensor and turns off when natural light is detected. If there is no natural light in your apartment, your plants can flourish off of this synthetic light regardless of the outdoor conditions. Plus, direct light at all times promotes stronger growth in a shorter period of time, giving you your herbs in a fraction of the normal timeline.
Thanks to the water tank that sits below the floater and auto pots, you can fill the tank to the top for up to 60-days of water while you are gone. Using pressurized technology, your pots will siphon water from the tank automatically. As a result, your system will be using water 85% more efficiently than normal agricultural methods. Plus, the securement of the tank will keep the water from evaporating, leaving more for your plants for days on end.
We’re committed to the environment, which is why we’ve created a recyclable product that uses repurposed materials to come to life. We are creating totally sustainable ecosystems that are recycling materials and more efficiently using our planet’s resources to make new (and edible) life. When you use a Plantone, you are giving back to the environment.
We’ve included a transparent mobile app that lets you change settings anywhere in the world. Maybe you selected a setting you feel is incorrect, or want to change settings as your baby plant sprouts into adulthood. Traveling doesn’t have to be a stressful part of it anymore; you can be part of the growing process through your mobile app.
Plantone has four main units: The light tower, auto pots, the floater unit, and the water tank.
The light tower is retractable, compact and space saving. There are no extra parts or extensions to keep around. The single button on the top lets you control the intensity of the light and switch between different light cycles. There are 3 preset cycles by default: Long-day (18h light & 6h night), Short-day (8h day & 16h night), Day-natural (12h day & 12h night)
Plantone Diversity is equipped with broad wavelength LEDs which produce a balance of cool and warm light that replicates the natural solar spectrum. They're excellent for seedlings as well as houseplants, culinary herbs, and other plants. Our specialized LEDs enhance photosynthesis and ensure peak growth.
High CRI rating makes the lights more suitable for the living environment and doesn't strain human eyes, It is completely safe with your pets around as well.
The number 1 cause of indoor plant death is due to over/under-watering. We have a solution for that:
The auto pots sit on the floater unit. As you fill the tank, the floating action creates osmotic pressure, helping Plantone distribute the same amount of water to plants no matter how much the tank is filled. You can grow your plants without worrying about overwatering or underwatering.
With the Plantone mobile app, you can adjust the lights remotely and create custom light schedules. It's totally up to you, for example, it can be 17h day & 7h night to total 24 hours or 3h day & 1h night.Also all light settings are stored in the integrated microprocessor so even if there is a power outage you won't lose any settings.
Plantone Diversity is equipped with a sensor package including temperature, humidity, light level (photodiode) and air quality (co2 sensor is only available with the premium pack). It also has and intergraded WiFi and Bluetooth chip as well as an internal real time clock to keep time for your custom light schedules.
Canopy supports are explicitly designed for your Plantone: Diversity. It comes in 2 different sizes. These are a great way to support bushy or top-heavy plants.
We did our homework. Checked and tested all the scenarios, and got a lot of feedback from test users. That is why we added features that will extend your Plantone lifespan. LEDs emit heat by nature and if they get too warm, they might fail. We didn't want to add cooling fans because they make noise. We have designed a passive cooling system that transfers the heat which keeps temperature at optimal levels. However, didn't stop there and added even more safety features to keep your Plantone working for many years. Plantone have a tiny temperature sensor inside the light tower. It will keep your LEDs from going above the optimal temperatures and eventually failing. So we can guarantee that your LED system will work for more than 40.000 hours. This means your unit will have more than a six year lifespan.
We have tried to make Plantone fun and easy to use while supporting a wide range of seeds for your growing experience.
Culinary pack contains herbs that you can use as fresh condiments in your kitchen for adding that extra flavor to your dishes.
Health pack contains herbs and flowers which have been used medicinally for thousands of years.
Diversity pack provides plants catering to your decorative needs by matching the color profile of a photograph that you provide using the Plantone mobile app.
Here at Plantone, we believe it is our duty to inspire and educate a new generation of environmentally conscious individuals, conscious about their eco-footprints. We believe that environmental awareness and plant rearing don’t have to be mutually exclusive, introducing a sustainable method to indoor “farming” that can be used by anyone, anywhere. The easier eco-friendly practices become, the more widely adopted they will be in communities across the world. Through Plantone, we are hoping to teach:
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), almost 60% of water used or diverted for agriculture is completely wasted in the farming process. Millions of people worldwide are without water or don't have access to clean drinking water, which is why we need to collectively pursue water conservation as a society. With Plantone, we are minimizing evaporation by 85% while using 100% of all water put into the water tank. There is absolutely no leftover or wasted water that goes unused when growing the plants. We hope to encourage water conversation on a larger scale that can be replicated in bigger farms and greenhouses today.
As we mentioned above, indoor plants can do everything from filter the air in your home to provide you with a more restful sleep at night. Instead of buying a new home product or sweatshirt, try buying seeds and new plants next time. It’s better for you and your health, and we want you to know that.
We’ve created an all-in-one ecosystem that uses every resource and element placed into it. It’s a totally sustainable farming system that can be used infinitely, growing up to 5-plants at a time. With zero waste and management required, herbs and other food can be grown with minimal effort and attention. Considering 12.9% of the world’s population is starving on a daily basis, this kind of sustainable farming can be replicated in every household around the globe.
We believe it’s our duty to inspire a next generation of sustainable individuals concerned with conservation and eco-friendly practices that protect and support the planet for the generations to come. Together, we can introduce a new perspective on our environment, and how we can peacefully coexist for a brighter future.
We have gathered an amazing team of designers and engineers with experience in design and mass production solutions. After a careful process of constant testing and feedback, we finally have a product which we are genuinely proud of.
We are now ready for our first mass production run, but we cannot do it without your support. Please help us today in bringing the most innovative and affordable plant growing tool into your hands.
Risks and challenges
Our Mission & Why Kickstarter?
Our mission is to empower and inspire people to grow plants whenever and wherever they please.
Kickstarter is fantastic because it is a way to understand what you think about our idea and have a connection with you to make a better product. For you, it is a way to get your Plantone Diversity before anyone else. Please support us anyway that you can. This will help us bring Plantone Diversity to your hands as soon as possible.
Risks and Challenges:
We know very well how to prepare for the product development process and how to deal with problems that may occur at any stage. We made our business plan accordingly. Designing, prototyping, and testing phases are finally over. We have suppliers and vendors that we have been working with for more than four years.
However, developing an innovative product always carries risks in the production stage that might not be foreseeable. That’s why, from the very beginning ‘til the end, we tested and tested Plantone with users to eliminate as many risks as possible.
We’ve worked hard and meticulously. Our purpose is not only delivering Plantone Diversity on time to our Kickstarter backers but to deliver it better than you see. We aim to expand the Plantone family through more innovative growing products for everyone. So, as Plantone Diversity is our core product, it must be perfect and must give 100% backer satisfaction.
We believe in transparency and promise to always keep you updated on the process. We’ll try to answer all your questions on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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