How to create more humidity indoors?

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How to create more humidity indoors?

Postby Elmigo » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:49 pm

If you're also growing tropicals, they may require a more humid air. More humidity overall is good for your own lungs as well as the plants systems. How would you go about making the air in your home more humid? My appartment seems to have very dry air. I have found some water containers that you can hang on your heating radiator, they are pretty small and when you're not using the radiator I think it won't do as much. Also found electric devices that evaporate water. Usually they are small and need a refill quite often. Everything has pros and cons...

What do you think is the best way to create more humidity in your home for the plants aswell as your own health?
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Re: How to create more humidity indoors?

Postby Stephen » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:03 pm

My instictive approach would be to see how you can control or increase the humidity around particular plants, rather than the whole house/flat.
You can mist plants using a hand-held spray; "air-plants" are maintained this way. Could you use a small/mini greenhouse and spray inside it?

Something like this might sit on your balcony: https://www.twowests.co.uk/palram-lean- ... grow-house
Or if you want something smaller: https://www.twowests.co.uk/gardman-grow-arc

If my memory is correct you are in the Netherlands so can probably find a local supplier.
Do you know what level of humidity you are looking for?
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Re: How to create more humidity indoors?

Postby Elmigo » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:15 pm

Not sure what level, how do they measure it? Whoops, I gotta do some more research I think...
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Re: How to create more humidity indoors?

Postby Primrose » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:31 am

Keeping some small plants on a bathroom windowsill which benefits from steam from a bath or shower might help but Qi,d also suggest misting with a hand held spray container. This will also help wash off some of the inevitable dust in the air which settles on the leaves.
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Re: How to create more humidity indoors?

Postby Cookie_2 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:26 pm

I think that it is a good idea to have a humidifier if you want your plants to have higher humidity. What is more, some people keep their plants in the bathroom. However, if you don't have access to full light it is not a good idea to keep them in here. I think that you should very often spray them with water and keep what you are doing now.
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Re: How to create more humidity indoors?

Postby Monika » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:56 pm

If ou make your house more humid, it may benefit your plants but won't do any good to you books, artwork or whatever. If you have a bay window, the ideal is to divide it from the room by sliding windows, keeping the bay window part with all your plants humid but not the remainder of the room.
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