How to add humidity for your houseplants.

How to add humidity for your houseplants.

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 yours plants weekly to give mositure 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!

 

Previous article Did you know Indoor Houseplants are healthy for you
Next article Winter Houseplant Care

Comments

Jax - August 2, 2019

During the winter months I keep my 1/2 gallon watering can full of water and set amidst my plants all the time. Not only does it humidify my plants, it also lets the chlorine evaporate and when it is time to water it is at room temp.

House Plant Shop - July 10, 2019

That’s a great idea if your plants love humid environments. Will definitely have to give this a try since the dry season is coming up!

Chelsea KNIGHT - March 29, 2019

During the drying months when my houseplants are subject to the heater, a few times every couple months I will take my plants into the bathroom and turn on steaming hot water and the heater and let that to run and set them in there for a little bit until the humidity gets high in the bathroom and it seems to help them a lot

Leave a comment

* Required fields