While writing about repotting your indoor plants, I thought of putting down the importance of humidity essential for plant growth. As mentioned in the previous article, one needs to check moisture levels regularly when repotting your plants. High humidity helps a newly repotted plant recover.
First, note for low humidity by basic observation. If your plant wilts, tips or edges of leaves turn brown or Flower buds develop poorly or wither soon after opening then your plants need moisture. If you want accurate measures you may want to measure the humidity level in your home with a hygrometer. They are inexpensive and can help you monitor the air you breathe so you can take action to maintain it at the optimum level. Once you confirm the low levels of humidity levels, you can pick up any convenient humidifiers for your rooms. You need to decide what type of humidifier you are looking for – warm or cool mist, or whether a dual unit would be more convenient. The cool mist usually makes breathing easier for asthma and allergies. If you find it hard to breathe in a sauna, a cool mist would probably be better for you. On the other hand, if a sauna makes it easier for you to breathe, a warm mist is the better choice.
You can manually mist the plant with room temperature water. Next what you can do is set the growing pot on a tray filled with wet pebbles. The water will evaporate, increasing the humidity in the air around the plant’s leaves. You get Humidity trays in market for the above exercise (as shown in the picture). You can also group plants together. They emit moisture so this helps to raise the humidity in the air around them and keep them happy and healthy.