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Parrot's Flower Power Plant Monitor

Not all of us were lucky enough to be born with a green thumb. But for those that weren't, there's Parrot's Flower Power plant monitor.

One of the strangest (yet practical) gadgets on display at CES, Parrot's Flower Power is a smart sensor that can be placed in potted plants to let users know exactly what their plants need, when they need it. The uniquely designed sensor is able to gauge how much sunlight, water or fertilizer a plant requires at any given moment, send that information to the cloud and then ensure that vital information lands on users' smartphones or tablets.

Parrot said the Flower Power monitor, which is set to launch this year, can read the needs of "thousands" of different plants.