Here’s how the Botanicalls folk describe the gizmo:
The Botanicalls project is fundamentally about communication between plants and people. We are empowering both by inventing new avenues of interaction. Plants that might otherwise be neglected are given the ability to call and text message people to request assistance. People who are unsure of their ability to effectively care for growing things are given visual and aural clues using common human methods of communication.
Thank you for watering me! about 21 hours ago
URGENT! Water me! 4 days ago
Water me please. 5 days ago
I can deal with cats having Facebook accounts, but I draw the line at Twittering houseplants. Although definitely not for me (the assembly guide nearly made my head explode) I have to say it's a pretty ingenious idea.
Botanicalls DIY Plant Twitter Set @ ThinkGeek ($99.99)