What if you had an easy-to-use tool that lets you know about unknown creepers, plants or trees?
Well with Candide, a free gardening app you have all of the above.
The app connects green lovers across South Africa to help gardeners understand their gardens better.
One of the most popular functions on the app is the “Plant ID”, a super-smart convenient plant identifier that has become a firm favourite.
All one needs to do is photograph the unknown flora, upload it and then hit the identity button.
From there users can view the plant’s name and read overviews of it and its species.
Meanwhile, for those who like to know more as they grow more, the tool also gives the origins, environmental preferences, propagation, personality, problems and a host of other detailed information.
Up until recently, Plant ID was only available on the app, but now it can be found on the Candide website, allowing it to be used by more people more often.
Roné de Bruyn, Country Manager at Candide ZA explains that they understood that a lot of our communities wanted the option to research and build knowledge from their laptops or desktops.
“We adapted Plant ID to work on browsers, it got the same functionality as on the app but it gives users more options and convenience when it comes to how they want to use it.”
On the site, there are also several how-to videos and step-by-step guides for a variety of garden projects.
“Candide is for everyone, from green rookies to evergreen experts, all the material provided is essential, practical and easy to understand. ” de Bruyn concluded.
The Candide community is growing daily, so there’s an ever-widening pool of peers with vast knowledge and insights, always willing to chip in and share experiences and information.