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How To Create Humidity for Your Houseplants

By threegardeners
August 29, 2011

Humidity is sometimes very important; it can make the difference between a lovely houseplant and a spectacular houseplant. This article will demonstrate some of the ways to create humidity.

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flaflwrgrl
Aug 28, 2011 7:44 PM CST
I enjoyed your article Lee Ann.
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woofie
Aug 28, 2011 8:51 PM CST
Oh, LOTS of good tips there! Thanks for an informative article. Now I need to go find a dish of pebbles for that Peace Lily! Smiling
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nmumpton
Aug 29, 2011 7:55 AM CST
Terrific info, Lee Ann! I live in Phoenix and sometimes the humidity in the air is about 5%! I cana sure use your suggestions!

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dahlianut
Aug 29, 2011 9:37 AM CST
I agree
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1AnjL
Aug 29, 2011 9:57 AM CST
Thank you! We have super dry air up here in the mountains. I love the idea of rocks. Will try adding that to my misting routine.
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Boopaints
Aug 29, 2011 10:02 AM CST
Thanks Lee Ann! It's so dry here in Phoenix, I need to remember to spray my plants more often.
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goldfinch4
Aug 30, 2011 2:08 AM CST
Good information Lee Anne. 150 houseplants sounds like a lot of work to me!
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Maridell
Aug 30, 2011 8:04 AM CST
Good info! I recently found some unused rocks and I'll go add them to the tray with my Prayer Plant.
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Aug 30, 2011 10:57 AM CST
Whoo boy, gotta get busy.... Big Grin
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LarryR
Aug 31, 2011 12:47 PM CST
Enjoyed the article, Lee Anne. We have almost 200 potted plants in the house during the winter. We've discovered that the sheer number of plants raises humidity levels in most of the rooms. We have pots grouped together in several areas and have discovered that the humidity in the immediate vicinity of these groups is slightly higher than in the rest of the house. We've started placing some humidity-loving plants in these groupings and so far have found that they do quite well in that environment. We do use pebble trays for those plants that need higher humidity levels than the groupings can provide.
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Name: Alex Junge
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Mar 2, 2015 5:55 PM CST
i was thinking of contacting a nurshery to see if they have or know of a place where i could get really big clear plastic bags and just wrap up the plant- a ginger- in that and mist the inside. that way everyone wins. The plants gets more humidity and i dont have window or door issues a humidifer would create.
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LarryR
Mar 9, 2015 11:30 AM CST
I've used clear dry cleaner bags in the past, and they worked well.
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