With our free Plant Guide, you can easily and quickly identify unknown plants and get access to a huge database of over 40,000 plants and seasonal care tips. Register now and get started.
identify unknown plants
care tips for house & balcony plants
gardening tips to fight invasive plants
With the Houzy's Plant Guide you can easily identify plants - just take a photo and validate the result. Be it invasive neophytes, house plants or garden plants, all plant species can be identified by photo. Via image recognition, our algorithm recognizes the plant and provides you directly with tips for plant care according to the season. You will find all identified plants and care advices in your personal overview on Houzy Cockpit.
A snapshot of your plant is all it takes. Our system directly recognizes your plant among the 40.000 plants of its database.
Our system recognizes your plant directly, sorts it into the appropriate genus and displays the information clearly in your personal profile.
You will receive important tips about your plant - be it care tips for indoor or garden plants, water requirements or even frost hardiness.
Make your plants happy with Houzy Plant Guide. As soon as you have identified and saved your indoor and garden plants, you can easily manage them in your MyHouzy profile. You will receive individual tips for each plants and you can always keep an eye on what to do and when to do it. A wealth of gardening knowledge is easily available for you under "My plants". Discover how often you should water, fertilize or prune your plants and also at which time of the year you should do this. This makes plant care very easy.
Alien plants, so-called neophytes, are spreading more and more in Switzerland. These can be invasive, displace the native flora and even cause health problems. Therefore the spread of these invasive neophytes should be hindered. However, identifying invasive neophytes and knowing how to tackle them individually is often difficult. The Houzy Neophyte Checker helps to identify invasive plants and provides guidance on how to control them. You only have to take a picture of your plant, if it is an invasive neophyte our system will recognise it and you will get information on how to fight it.
We are an independent, young Swiss company and are financed by partners and investors. We develop all our tools ourselves - the results are based on Open Data.
Data security is our top priority. Your data will never be passed on to third parties without your permission. You always decide for yourself when you want to share what information with whom.
We exclusively work with selected and certified regional Swiss real estate experts and craftsmen in order to meet your quality requirements.
Check renovation needs with just a few clicks and receive a cost estimate.
Compare costs and sustainability of different heating systems.
Check the solar potential of any house and simulate self-consumption.
Identify dangerous invasive neophytes and protect native flora.
Houzy is a young Swiss company that has the goal of simplifying the lives of homeowners through innovative tools and bundled expert knowledge. The Houzy platform integrates user-friendly online tools such as the property valuation, the renovation calculator or the plant guide, which help to optimally manage residential property and save effort and costs in the process. The scope of Houzy is constantly being expanded. You can find out more under About us.
The way to plant identification is easy with Houzy plant guide. You can simply take a photo of a plant directly with your mobile phone or upload an existing image. Based on the photo, our algorithm searches for the corresponding plant and recognises it with a high probability.
The plant recognition algorithm of the Plant guide analyses the shape of the plant or individual components such as the plant flower or a plant leaf. The photo of the plant for recognition is then matched with a huge database of over 40,000 plants and even more plant images. If the photographed plant is in the database, it is identified and you can add it to your personal plant overview.
For the plant recognition algorithm of the plant guide to work best, distinctive plant elements should be photographed. For example, you can take a photo of a leaf or flower of the plant so that the plant is recognised. It helps if the section that is photographed for plant recognition is against a calm background and clear outlines are recognisable.
Once the plant has been identified, you can add it to your personal plant overview. There you will find general information about the plant, the family and the genus. In addition, you will receive tips on plant care during the year. For example, if you run a herb garden, you will receive information on when to sow and harvest. In the overview of plant care you will find out the plant's water requirements, how much sun the plant needs and what soil the plant needs. For plants that are sensitive to cold and not frost-hardy, for example Mediterranean plants, you will receive tips on the ideal wintering temperature.
The Houzy Plant Guide is a web-based app. This means that the Houzy Plant Guide can recognise plants and give you care tips about plants - just like any other app. However, you cannot currently download the plant manager from the App Store or the Google Play Store.