Keep Your Plants from Wilting This Winter
It’s officially December, which depending on where you live, means winter is either here or quickly approaching. Seasoned horticulturists, plant lovers, or simply owners of decorative greenery all know one thing is vital to the health of plants: humidity. With dry air at an all time high and the heat on inside, a humidifier can boost your plants strength and keep them in good health for you to enjoy.
Chilly weather is unenjoyable for some, this can include your beloved plants. Whether you have plants in your home already or are bringing in your garden favorites to save them from the brisk cold, a humidifier will keep your indoor garden from wilting. Wilting occurs from a lack of moisture in both the air and the planter, and if not addressed, will be the demise of your greenery.
While humidity is necessary for your plant’s vitality, it is possible to have too much moisture in your home which can be harmful to both your plants and your home. High humidity levels in the home can cause moisture to gather in the walls and flooring, resulting in mold growth. Humidity that is too high causes the plant to take in less water from its nutrient-rich soil. It’s important to know the healthy humidity level for an indoor plant and according to Epic Gardening, most houseplants require between 40% and 60% humidity. Ironically, that is the same percentage recommended for people!
With the same humidity levels recommended for people and plants, you won’t have to turn your house into a rain forest, you’ll feel the benefits, too! While your plants are thriving in their newfound moisture, you’ll be enjoying moisturized skin, the absence of chapped lips, and quicker recovery from colds, to name a few.
As we know, plants require care and attention just like we do. The use of a humidifier will ensure your plant not only stays healthy during the dry winter months but is ready to bloom again come spring. With the effort you put toward keeping your greenery healthy, be sure not to let lack of humidity wilt away your hard work.