Behold Happy Plant: a task-based app that's a game-changer for forgetful plant parents.
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Indoor plants boast plenty of benefits for your home's interior and overall health. But remembering to water that dose of greenery can be a challenge.

Staying on top of a regular watering schedule used to require earnest effort and incessant iPhone reminders. That is, until we got wind of Happy Plant, a handy app that takes the guesswork out of plant parenting. The app reminds you to water your greens according to their unique watering schedules. Even the most skilled gardeners could benefit from this household hero. 

Whether your plant babies require a weekly watering or a drink every 10 days, Happy Plant has you covered. The free app works by assigning a profile to your indoor or outdoor plants, allowing you to carefully monitor each one's growth progress and watering schedule. The app even encourages users to snap a photo or "plant selfie" of their greens with every water to track growth with a time-lapse video.

"I don't think I'd have a single plant alive—let alone six—without this app," wrote one reviewer. "I have lots of plants with different watering needs, and this app has been a lifesaver," wrote another. The app stores up to three plants for free (you have to subscribe with the addition of a fourth), and keeps you up to date on what greens need to be watered on any given day.

Remembering how to properly care for a single indoor plant is tricky enough, and it's a household chore that becomes even more cumbersome with the inevitable addition of new plants to your living space. Fortunately, the app stores up to three plants for free (you have to subscribe with the addition of a fourth), and keeps you up to date on what greens need to be watered on any given day.

Available for iPhone and iPad users, Happy Plant automates the mundane act of caring for your plants, allowing you to show them some much-needed TLC before your potted efforts are beyond repair. We love the app for its practicality and the fact that it helps even the neediest plants thrive.

Find pleasure in caring for your houseplants, and don't be surprised when you (finally) develop that well-deserved green thumb.