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How do I make sure the humidity is right?

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How do I make sure the humidity is right?

Many of our plants come from tropical climates so are used to higher levels of humidity than those found in most homes. There are a few ways to deal with this, so don’t fret!

Firstly, you could move your plant to a more humid room such as the kitchen or bathroom. Some plants can also be occasionally misted, in addition to their normal watering, to imitate a humid environment.

If you’re keeping plants that like high humidity in a dry room, there are a couple of quick homemade methods to increase humidity that you could try. If you group your plants together you can create a humid microclimate, as they release moisture through the transpiration process. Alternatively, fill a tray with pebbles and add water to the halfway point. Place your plants on top of the pebbles, making sure they are not actually sitting in the water. Replace the water with a fresh batch from time to time.This small trick can really help your tropical plants to flourish.

You could also invest in a humidifier - these devices can keep your plants happy but are also known to improve your own health, skin and sleep quality.

Check out this retro vid to see all of these tips come to life: