Instantly identify plants of all kinds: flowers, trees, succulents, mushrooms, cacti and more! PlantSnap is the revolutionary plant identification app from built to help you instantly identify plants in a snap.

PlantSnap is free to use but requires an email registration. Your email login is used to store your anonymous photos and plant details in your own secure PlantSnap account, allow you to access your account on any device including your laptop or computer, and to secure the PlantSnap servers from hackers.

Users on iOS12 can experience instant plant recognition, no framing or snapping required! Simply tap a detected plant on your device for information on the plant in a real-time Augmented Reality view.

PlantSnap now works in every country on Earth and is translated into 30 languages! Our database has been upgraded to over 500,000 species, and the algorithm is now 94% accurate.

Have you ever been on a hike, vacation or simply on an afternoon walk and wondered what species that plant, flower or tree was? Take a picture of the plant and PlantSnap will tell you what it is in seconds using its robust plant database. 

With PlantSnap, you can reconnect to the natural world around you and learn about nearby plants, or browse our gallery to discover new and exotic plants all across the globe. PlantSnap also comes with a map of plants nearby to help you get out and explore.

PlantSnap is powered by deep learning and artificial intelligence, meaning that it actually learns and improves with every image you feed it. Get out there and start PlantSnapping!

PlantSnap Features:
Identify Plants with Your Camera
• Instantly learn the name of plants, flowers and trees with a picture!
• Open the PlantSnap app, snap a photo, and watch the PlantSnap Database name the plant in seconds.
Auto-Detect Plants to Identify
• PlantSnap automatically tells you when a plant is framed well
• Tap the screen where the flower is highlighted for the most accurate results
Augmented Reality Plant Identification (requires iOS12)
• Watch amazing Augmented Reality animations over a plant
• View information on a plant through an AR interface
Plant Database
• There are currently 585,000 plant species in our worldwide database
• PlantSnap currently has 90% of all known plant species on Earth in our database, and we continue to train more species into our algorithm every month
Plant Identification & Learning Algorithms
• Our algorithm is retrained and improved every month using the 200,000+ anonymous images taken by our users every day
• PlantSnap will update automatically for you every time we add a new batch of species, no additional fees required
Discover the World Around You
• Use the Explore section to view every anonymous photo taken with the PlantSnap app anywhere on the entire planet
• PlantSnap lets you build a library of every plant, tree or flower you've snapped

PlantSnap Subscription
• Unlimited snaps
• Reach botanists directly
• Global explore map
• Ad-free
• View your collection from the app on the web at
• Subscribe for $0.99/month or $9.99/year
• Unlock everything with a one-time purchase of $29.99

Download PlantSnap now and start PlantSnapping!
**Be sure to watch our instructional video to get the most accurate results!**
**Please check your email after purchasing for more detailed information.**
Subscription Policy
You can subscribe to a monthly or yearly subscription. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription, where applicable.

What’s New

Version 3.00.12

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.5K Ratings

5.5K Ratings

FizzyIzzy168 ,

Best app so far in my life!!!!!!!!

In my opinion, this this the best app ever for plants. Also we have a cactus in our kitchen, and it loads it up in two and a half seconds. DEFINITELY worth it giving a 5 star!!!!!!!🖐🤗🤗😀🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

Developer Response ,

Hi FizzyIzzy168, thanks for being part of PlantSnap. Please feel free to write us at whenever you have questions, concerns or suggestions. Our tech team is available 24/7 to help you.

Fewer than 30 letters long ,

Why do you need to sign up?!

Deleted immediately, as it isn’t possible to use this app without first signing up. What is that all about? Why should users have to sign up just to use a plant identification app?
Sorry, but there are other apps available which allow you to install and use immediately without giving your personal details.
Also, having read other less than positive reviews, it seems to me that you cannot take negative feedback constructively. One reviewer in particular being referred to as “foolish” and sarcastically being offered a job for stating what is actually quite correct. It IS possible to use an app like this without giving access to photos!
Any business owner knows that customer feedback, even if it may be negative on some way, is useful as it allows you to consider options. One thing that is an absolute no-no is to make fun or customers and take the micky out of them.
I feel your app is doomed to failure as you are unwilling to accept criticism which could help you make changes which would make it more user-friendly. Plant ID apps are ten-a-penny, with some of the best ones completely free (I don’t mind small adverts in the bottom of the screen) and without having to sign up.
All in all, a mediocre app no better than any other, but arrogance from the owners puts it firmly in the Could Do Better category.

Developer Response ,

Hello! Registration protects PlantSnap from hackers and allows you to save your snaps and use them on any device, including your laptop or desktop with a web browser. If something ever happens to your phone, your PlantSnap account is always safe. All snaps are anonymous...there is no tracking involved per GDPR rules. We wish you the best!

AppSupApp ,


Can't do anything without registration.

Very interesting to hear that customer support considers it normal to call their customer "foolish". Regardless, their response has no connection to reality as whatever the database size is, it always could be downloaded even in small parts without registration. Wikipedia contains terabytes of data, but it doesn't ever ask for your email for you to be able to read their articles. Same here, PlantSnap could always make parts of their database downloadable or accessible without registration as all other normal apps do, but they try to invent excuses to mine your personal data.

While customer support says this protects their servers from hackers, this is completely unconvincing. The iPhone machine learning hardware is powerful enough to do all image recognition locally without any servers. Don't trust apps that steal your photos and camera access to mine your data!

Developer Response ,

Hello again, AppSup! You seem to have more expertise on this issue than the Apple engineers we work with. Would you be interested in a job? PLEASE do write us at so we can discuss this with you further. Thanks very much for your feedback and your time!

Hello again, AppSup! Our database is now 22 TB (terabytes) in size. Most iPhones have roughly 512 MB in total storage space. While the hardware is very powerful and can easily do all image recognition locally for 100 plants, it cannot do so for 600,000 plants, which is the size of the PlantSnap database. Also, since you know so much about Apple, then you know they thoroughly review and test every app they sell. Do you honestly believe Apple would sell you an app that can steal your photos and mine your data? We ask the readers of this review, and also AppSup, to think logically about this.
At PlantSnap, we don't care about your personal photos, we care about plants and plant conservation and preserving global ecosystems. If you have further questions, please write to Also, please think logically about your reviews before posting them. With just a bit of research, you wouldn't look so foolish in front of the world. We wish you the very best of luck!
Hello AppSupApp!Registration protects PlantSnap from hackers and allows you to save your snaps and use them on any device, including your laptop or desktop with a web browser. If something ever happens to your phone, your PlantSnap account is always safe. All snaps are anonymous...there is no tracking involved per GDPR rules. We wish you the best!


PlantSnap, Inc.
215.7 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular and iPod touch.


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  1. Monthly premium subscription £1.99
  2. Yearly premium subscription £14.49
  3. Lifetime premium access £14.99


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