Adding Humidity for Indoor Plants: adding humidity to indoor plants

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Adding Humidity for Indoor Plants

By HollyAnnS
April 6, 2013

Adding moisture to the air creates a micro-climate for houseplants that need more humidity.

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sewNsow
Apr 6, 2013 7:31 AM CST
We heat our house with wood which is very drying. I suffer from dry eyes & besides a large humidifier in room where stove is I have 2 small ultrasonic humidifiers in other rooms where I keep orchids.I could see a marked improvement in both the comfort of my eyes & my orchids.
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HollyAnnS
Apr 6, 2013 2:30 PM CST
We also heat with a coal/wood burning stove. We had a humidifier years ago and when it stopped running we just started keeping a pan of water on the stove and that makes a big difference.
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CarolineScott
Dec 20, 2013 9:16 PM CST
I keep trays of water under plant shelfs etc.
I use the standard seed starting trays with no holes.
This works well for when i go away. I then use somewhat deeper plastic tubs or basins.
If the house is humid the plants do not dry out when I am away.
Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Dec 20, 2013 9:33 PM CST
We really like to travel and quite often go for 2 or 3 weeks at a time. Having someone come in and care for the house plants can be iffy.
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