Did you know that increasing the humidity in your home is key to helping your houseplants thrive? Especially during colder months, houseplants can suffer from dry cold weather. Houseplants typically like to be kept humid as it uses the water in the air to thrive.
Many indoor plants that House Plant Shop carries, originate from humid jungles so moisture in the air is vital to keep the plants lush and healthy. Generally, houseplants prefer around forty to sixty percent humidity which is much higher than general humidity around homes. To keep your houseplants happy, follow these steps to keep the area around your plants humid and happy during the dry months.
What are the signs that your houseplants need more humidity?
Leaves start browning on the edges.
Plants begin to yellow and become hard/crispy
Plants begin to wilt
How to increase the humidity for your plants?
1. Mist your plants.
Misting your houseplants temporarily raises the humidity around the plant. We recommend misting your plants weekly to give moisture directly to the leaves.
Note* - Do not mist plants with hairy leaves as the hairs will hold water in places that will encourage diseases on the leaves.
2. Create a Micro Climate with Pebble Trays
Group plants together so it will create a small pocket of humidity. You can also use a pebble tray with water that will increase the humidity around the tray/plants. As the water evaporates from the pebble tray, it will increase the humidity around the plant where the pebble tray is.
3. Get a Humidifier
Humans like them and plants love them. The extra humidity that these machines give out is great for keeping the atmosphere in your house humid for your plants.
We have also seen houseplant lovers give them baths or make specific rooms for them that is option temperature for them to thrive. Let us know how you keep your houseplant in optimal conditions throughout all the seasons!
Posted May 13th at 11:05pm