Landscaping & Nursery Information for Home Gardeners


A high humidity is essential for most houseplants during winter months. To increase humidity level:

1. Place plants in typically humid rooms such as the bathroom, kitchen or laundry rooms.

2. Group plants together. As water transpires through the leaves, a miniature humidity chamber is temporarily created.

3. Use a cool water vaporizer.

4. Use a humidifier. Turn the thermostat down to 65ø F.

5. Set plants on a tray filled with pea gravel. Fill the tray with water, just below the bottom of the pot. As the water evaporates, the plants will be surrounded by a temporary humidity change.

See also: Misting


Lack of humidity usually results in one or more of the following symptoms:

1. Browning of leaf margins or edges 2. Yellowing of leaves 3. Small or misshappened new growth 4. Droopiness or wilting of plant 5. Thinning of foliage

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