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Tools & Techniques  |  October 27, 2020

Misting Your Houseplants

 

Why Mist?

Misting is one of the best ways to keep your houseplants clean and healthy. Over time dust settles on leaves making it more difficult for light to be absorbed for photosynthesis.

Most houseplants grow best in 30% to 60% humidity, although some like it even more humid. This is because most houseplants naturally grow under the jungle canopy of tropical rainforests. Our continuous Spray Mister can help temporarily increase the relative humidity of surrounding a plant, making it a great tool for humidity loving species. Raising the humidity level can also help combat against pests such as spider mites.

How to Mist Your Plant

Our Spray Mister produces a fine and continuous mist with repeated actuation. Simply pull down on the level watch the aerosolized water form a soothing cloud of mist over your plant. Misting is usually best a few times a week, with care being taken not to get your plant too wet. 

Signs of Low Humidity

  • Brown edges or tips on the leaves of plants
  • Yellowing leaves
  • Curling or dried leaves

Which Plants Respond Well to Misting?

  • Anthuriums
  • Orchids
  • Fittonias
  • Palms
  • Ferns
  • Philodendrons
  • Spathiphyllum
  • Scheffleras
  • Syngoniums
  • Pileas
  • Caladiums
  • Begonias
  • Calatheas