Have you ever wondered whether or not humidity is good for your houseplants? I will be going through how to increase the humidity in your home and how it benefits your houseplants.
Some of the most common houseplants originate from warmer and more tropical climates, therefore, living in a house with low humidity levels, may not necessarily be good for the plant. Especially in the winter, the humidity levels in our home can get very low. Most houseplants however, enjoy a humidity of 50-80%, while in our homes the humidity levels are around 20%.
How to increase the humidity?
- Use a humidifier, this will help increase the humidity in your home.
- Group your plants together, because plants naturally release moisture through their leaves and by grouping them together you are naturally creating a more humid environment for them.
- Mist your plants with water every so often. Some plants don’t need to be misted, however, it can be really beneficial for certain species of houseplants, especially in the winter.
- For plants that need more humidity you can use a terrarium. This is an enclosed environment that generates a lot of humidity for your plants.
- Keep your plants on a pebble tray with water, to create more humidity for your plants.
Which plants can increase the humidity in your home?
Plants naturally release moisture through their leaves through a process called transpiration, and this is a list of plants that release more moisture than other house plants like cacti, succulents or aloe vera.
- Spider plant
- English Ivy
- Jade plant
- Areca palm
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