Home humidty - Knowledgebase Question

Lake Zurich, Il
Question by amayaalfredo
February 16, 2010
My home humidity is 40 - 45%. is it adecuate for home plants?


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Answer from NGA
February 16, 2010

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Most houseplants prefer a humidity of about 60%. Cacti, succulents and plants native to desert environments tolerate much lower humidity (30-35%). With that said, most plants will adapt to the growing conditions. If you find the leaf tips turning brown, you'll want to increase the humdity around the plants. The easiest approach is to simply set your plants on a tray with a layer of gravel in the bottom, in which you keep a half inch of water. As the water evaporates it will increase humdity around the plants. Best wishes with your houseplants.

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