Humidity is a HOT (and steamy) topic in our Plant Fam!

I'm not referring to the kind of humidity that my hair hates (UGH) but the kind of humidity our plants love! I KNOW, they're arguably the same (SHUSH). Added humidity will ESPECIALLY help those crispy Calathea we’re all trying not to kill🤦🏼‍♀️😂 #crispycalathea
Below, I will go over ALL of our Gingersprout Plant Co. humidity tips! All products we recommend will be linked in this post. Please Note: that this post may contain affiliate links and I may earn a small commission when you click on the links at no additional cost to you. As an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases.

First, let’s talk about the BENEFITS of having humidity around our plants!👇🏻
🐳 Keeps the moisture up in the air
🐳 Helps prevent spider mites, which thrive in dry environments
🐳 Keeps plants happier in the winter (wait...what is winter?! 🧐), which is the dryest part of the year
🐳 Helps chronic underwaterers make it an extra day or 2 without watering (GUILTY!)
🌿PLANTY TIP: The thinner the leaf (okay white fusion, WE GET IT), the greater it's need for increased humidity! Thick, leathery, waxy leaves or leaves covered in fuzz or hair are relatively immune to dry air!

GUESS WHAT ELSE?! Increased humidity in the home is also good for houseplants with more complicated emotions, AKA HUMANS! (That's us)
🧜🏻‍♀️ Keeps skin fresh and healthy
🧜🏻‍♀️ Reduces fatigue 
🧜🏻‍♀️ Increases concentration
🧜🏻‍♀️ A safe home protected from viruses. Most viruses (such as influenza) flourish in dry environments
🧜🏻‍♀️ Reduces allergies and respiratory issues
🧜🏻‍♀️ Leather sofas, wooden furniture, and valuable artworks also last longer with increased humidity. Low humidity can cause warping & cracking!

SIGNS your plant may love some added humidity👇🏻
🌫 Brown and/or dry leaf tips 🌫 Curled leaves
🌫Spider mite issues
🌫 Flower buds are especially susceptible to dry air and may turn brown or simply fall off if humidity is too low
🌿PLANTY TIP: Get yourself a DIGITAL HYGROMETER. These measure the temperature and humidity in the surrounding area and display them on a digital screen, so you're always aware of the humidity level around your plants! I have these scattered around my home where I have plants grouped together!

How to INCREASE humidity in your home👇🏻
💧MISTING - since the humidity provided from misting dissipates rapidly, to efficiently raise humidity by misting, repeat the process several times a day. Avoid misting at night so the leaves don't stay wet, which can cause rot of the leaf.
💧PEBBLE TRAY - Fill a saucer or tray with stones or gravel (I use pea gravel) & water over them so that the water comes just ALMOST to the top of the layer of gravel. Set the plant on the pebble tray. It will benefit from the added humidity given off as the water evaporates. **Be sure to keep the tray constantly half-filled with water & a nicely humid microclimate will be created!**
💧OPEN CONTAINERS🍺🥴🤣 - Fill jars & bottles with water and place them around your home where plants are to allow the water to evaporate from the jars and increase humidity in the surrounding area
💧GROUPING - Group your humidity loving plants (we're talking to you CALATHEA😬) together. Each plant gives off humidity through transpiration, which allows groups of plants to create humidity in the surrounding air**It's important to remember, when grouping plants, it's imperative that there is good air flow in the area and that you still leave some space between plants to ensure air can flow through the leaves and not smother the plants**
💧 HUMIDIFIERS - Humidifiers come in many shapes and sizes and are the most effective way to increase humidity in your home!
    💦If you're looking for a mack daddy cream of the crop humidifier and don't mind dropping some dolla dolla bills, the LEVOIT humidifier is QUEEN. It offers a large capacity (6L) tank with warm & cool mist options, timer, 360 nozzle, is whisper quiet and has a remote control as well. I have this one in my plant room and it's WORTH IT🤩 **Side note, the ELECHOMES humidifier is a few dollars more, is a bit newer to the market. And while we here at GingerSprout Plant Co. haven't had the honor of trying this bad boy out yet, it will ABSOLUTELY be our next humidifier purchase! It's another large capacity that offers everything the Levoit does, with an increased max capacity output. child lock, and very aesthetically pleasing design!
    💦If you're looking for something cheaper or smaller, the OURRY rechargeable travel humidifier is excellent! I have these scattered throughout my house and am absolutely LOVING them! It's important to note here that there are other versions of this type of humidifier (this one for example) that are a bit cheaper BUT after purchasing multiple of each type, I decided that it was worth spending the extra $5 on this guy for a few reasons. Unfortunately, the cheaper version doesn't have a plastic cover for the plug area, which has caused several electrical issues, according to other reviewers on Amazon. I haven't had this issue personally, but given that these need to stay plugged in while in use, I don't use them often at all. Wires are my nemesis and I hate them OKAY.
💧OIL DIFFUSERS - These work similarly to humidifiers but typically come in a smaller capacity. They can be used with or without essential oils! I use mine with essential oils and have never had any negative issues or effects to my plants! I also have these scattered around my home. 
    💦My favorite diffuser is the EXQLINE 1500ml large capacity diffuser. It's super affordable, ESPECIALLY for its size and holds a ton of water so it lasts all day long! The mist is adjustable based on how much added humidity you need in the area and it offers several different lighting options, if that's your jam🤪

I sure hope this helps you decide the best humidity route for you and your personal plant fam!  If anyone has any questions, comments, or anything they'd like to add, feel free to leave us a comment down below!  Also, head on over to FB to join our GingerSprout Plant Fam and join in on the fun!
GingerSprout Out!

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