The Plant Doctor
Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Google Android
Price: Free

WebMD for plants would sure come in handy for those among us who think the answer to every plant ailment is to water it until it loves you again. The Plant Doctor provides descriptions of 10 of the most common plant diseases, but also collects text and photos and sends them to a professional plant pathologist if the diagnosis is more complex. That pathologist identifies the disease, provides treatment options and will even recommend local plant experts who can help if the situation gets too dire. Your plant doesn't have to die of starvation because you don't know how to give it the appropriate amount of sunlight.

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Jason Notte is a reporter for TheStreet. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post,, Time Out New York, the Boston Herald, the Boston Phoenix, the Metro newspaper and the Colorado Springs Independent. He previously served as the political and global affairs editor for Metro U.S., layout editor for Boston Now, assistant news editor for the Herald News of West Paterson, N.J., editor of Go Out! Magazine in Hoboken, N.J., and copy editor and lifestyle editor at the Jersey Journal in Jersey City, N.J.

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