Anyone know of a small inexpensive battery-powered Zigbee flower/plant sensors for soil moisture?
Does anyone other than me think there is a need for a small battery-operated Zigbee-based flower sensor for indoor houseplants with features such as; capacitive soil moisture + lumen + temperature + humidity sensors, preferably packaked in a product designed to look good and work well with third-party home automation software/hubs, as well as being small and relatively inexpensive as want one for each and every flower-pot inside the house?
Does anyone know of relatively low-cost Zigbee devices that meet all or most of those requirements?
Note! To clarify, please understand that I am not looking or asking for a Bluetooth-based solution, as instead, I am specifically looking for a Zigbee-based product or hardware with multiprotocol support.
Basically what I am looking for is an inexpensive Zigbee-based alternative to “Xiaomi Mi Flora” (as Xiaomi MiFlora uses Bluetooth/BLE and do not use hardware which can support Zigbee firmware).
I guess technically it could also make use of a “hygrometer” to measure water in the soil?
For reference see these examples of product designs with would work in a small flower pot, but please note these do unfortunately not all use hardware with Zigbee support or have multiprotocol support:
LilyGO TTGO HiGrow is ESP32 WiFi-based but otherwise almost perfectly matches that description however I would instead like to use Zigbee and some type of standard battery that is widely available.
As far as I know, Spruce Spoil Moisture Sensors by Plaid Systems is currently the only existing commercial Zigbee-based product that you can already buy which matches most of the description, except that is relatively expensive and large (plus it has an ugly colour and design that does not fit indoor flowers IMHO, though in its defence its size and price are probably due to it being fully waterproof as primarily design to outdoor use in your vegetable garden rather than potted plants indoors).
DIYRuZ (modkam.ru) community do have an open-source hardware design for a Zigbee DIY Soil Moisture Sensor Flower board designed based on an older Texas Instruments CC2530 based radio module but I for one would not mind seeing a version similar to that as a commercial Zigbee flower sensor available as a complete kit with enclosure and/or an all finished product available for purchase, and it should preferably be based on the much newer Texas Instruments CC2652 based radio modules.