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Homemade Humidity Trays for Multiple Orchids (Upgrade)

By chris1948
August 25, 2015

These are inexpensive, very easy to make, and only take a few minutes for each one. They work very well, especially with all the orchids I have in my greenhouse.

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(Zone 5b)
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Busybelter
Aug 29, 2015 7:29 AM CST
Do you add water to the base tray or use it just to catch the water when the orchids are watered.
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
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chris1948
Aug 29, 2015 7:41 AM CST
I have the bottom tray filled with water. I also have added some 'mosquito bits' to the water to keep mosquito's out. The humidity stays about 30% on the low end and up to 80% or so on the high end even though they're in a greenhouse and it gets pretty hot in there. They also help keep the temperature down around the orchids.
Chris
(Zone 5b)
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Busybelter
Aug 29, 2015 11:22 AM CST
Thanks Chris. Would this be just as effective in the home?
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
Aug 29, 2015 2:45 PM CST
I don't see why not. And you don't have to make them so big if you don't want to as long as you can find a top try that fits.
Chris

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