Is there a user manual for the FYTA Beam & Hub?

Yes, there is!

How to set up the FYTA Beam?

1. Please go to the plant profile.

2. Click on "FYTA Beam" to the left of the photo.

3. Select "Add beam".

4. Then simply go through the onboarding process.

Repeat steps 1-4 with other plants and sensors.

You can also find detailed instructions in our user manual:

How do I open the damn battery compartment?

Yes, the battery compartment can be tricky. But on the upside, it's very secure! Fortunately, you don't have to do it often. Try a press-turn motion:

  • Turn the compartment to the right to open, and to the left to close it.
  • Gently press the lid against the compartment while turning
  • Please note: the compartment only turns for quarter-inch.

My Beam didn't connect. What should I do?

First, please check if you have downloaded the latest version of the app. Then, go to the settings under "My FYTA Beams" to see if there is a new firmware update. Then, please try to connect the Beam again.

You don't need to reinsert the battery for this. Simply press the button on the body of the Beam when prompted to pair. If that doesn't work, please contact us at (with information about your smartphone model)

How do I set up the Hub?

To set up the Hub, please click on the +  sign in the top right corner of the garden screen. Then, follow the instructions of the Hub onboarding process.

Please note: once the Hub is connected, nothing else needs to be done. The Beams will automatically send data to the nearest Hub once every hour. A Wifi symbol will  appear in the plant profiles after the first data exchange.

How do I connect the FYTA Beams to the Hub?

You don't. The FYTA Beams automatically connects with the nearest Hub once they send data.

What do the LED lights mean on the Beam & Hub?

Blue: Firmware update

Flashing green light: Pairing mode

Flashing red: Low battery, please replace

Green (Hub): Pairing mode or no connection to wifi

What is the button on the Beam/Hub for?

Beam: Pairing mode

Hub: Reset

Which battery do I need?

The battery is a standard CR2032 lithium button cell.

Can the FYTA Beam really save my plants?

There is no guarantee that the FYTA Beam will save all your plants. Plants are complex living organisms that require more than just light, water and fertilizer. However, the FYTA Beam will help you to better understand the needs of your plants. Think of the FYTA Beam as a fitness tracker that provides you with relevant health information and encourages you to establish healthy habits. That's how the FYTA Beam works, but for plants 😎

How long does the battery last?

This depends on several factors. Under normal circumstances, the battery lasts 1-2 years. However, the lifetime of the battery decreases with frequent use of the live mode or in cold environments.

Do I need a FYTA Beam for each plant?

Well, yes, because the Beam monitors and analyses your plant vitals long-term. However, you have the option to move the FYTA Beam between plants for quick checks on other plants. There is a function in the app that simplifies switching from plant to another (”move Beam”).  

Does the FYTA Beam detect waterlogging?

Kind of. Since waterlogging usually occurs due to overwatering, the FYTA Beam warns you before waterlogging occurs. For accurate measurement, it's important to adjust the probe length to the height of the pot.

Does the FYTA Beam also work for orchids?

Not yet. But it will very soon! Check our newsletter for announcements on new App features.

What is the FYTA Hub? And do I need it?

That depends on your needs. You can easily connect the FYTA Beams only via Bluetooth. However, a hub will improves your user experience:  Without a hub, you need  (i.) to be physically close to your plants, and you need to (ii) open the App to retrieve data. The more Beams you have and the less often you open the app, the longer you need to collect the data. With a Wi-Fi hub, the data exchange happens automatically every hour.

How many FYTA Beams can I connect to one hub?

As long as the FYTA Beams are within Wi-Fi range of the hub, you can connect as many as you want. 

Can the hub be connected to 5GHz Wi-Fi?

No, currently not.

Can you use multiple hubs at the same time?

Yes, of course, you can use multiple hubs at the same time to increase coverage.


In which languages is the app available?

Currently, the FYTA app is available in English and German. The language can be changed in the App settings.

How much does the app cost?

Nothing. 🙂

Can the Photo ID also recognize outdoor plants?

Of course! Give it a try! 

Why do you release so many updates???

We are currently releasing new app and firmware updates every two to three weeks. Since we launched in mid-June 2022, we are figuring out with you  and other users how we can  improve our service. And we keep finding new bugs and have many great ideas. To avoid making you wait for too long for things to work better, we release frequent updates. In a few months, things will surely calm down a bit.

My plant is not being recognized, what now?

We have more than 1,400 indoor and potted plants in our database. This covers the majority of commercially available indoor plants. If yours is not among them, you can send us a short message in the app, and we will include the plant directly in our next database update. In the meantime, we will assign values from the same plant family to your plant. 1.ddu uns kurz in derd 

Is the FYTA app available for Android and iOS?

Yes, both!


Do you ship outside of the EU?

Yes, we also deliver to the UK, US, AUS, NZ, Turkey, and Israel.

Is the FYTA Beam available for wholesale purchase?

Yes, of course! Simply send an email to


When was FYTA found and who is behind it?

FYTA was founded in mid-2018. The co-founders are Claudia Nassif and Alex Schmitt.

Who is my contact person for collaborations or press activities?

Please contact us via email at We are looking forward to your request!

Where can I contact you if I want to work with you?

Yay! We are excited! Just send us your resume and a meaningful cover letter to In this case, your contact person is Claudia.