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#353890 - 02/21/2012 at 03:30 AM Humidifier for plants
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I was recently given a humidifier for my plants. I was curious about certain things though. Like how long you can leave it on and how high it can be on. It's a knob you turn basically, but it's been turned all the way before and it's gotten the area where my plants are too wet, even dripping water off the area. I'm doing research on it now...but I wanted to ask here too and see what someone else thought.

I do know one of my plants, the Dragon Tree, benefits greatly from a lot of humidity. I had read up on it more and found that out so I started misting it daily and made sure its soil stayed moist. It sprang back to life.

Anyways, I just wonder if I have the right type of humidifier? I'll have to do some more reading about it.

Thanks,
Ivy

I checked its brand name and it's a Crane humidifier.


Edited by Ivy (02/21/2012 at 03:40 AM)
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#353910 - 02/21/2012 at 11:17 AM Re: Humidifier for plants [Re: Ivy]
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I had never thought of using a humidifier. That is a great idea. Let me know what you find out about which one works best.

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#353928 - 02/21/2012 at 06:14 PM Re: Humidifier for plants [Re: danmcclain11]
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They put moisture in the air, which all plants benefit from it.. How much is too much?

Dont think you use it at nite at all.. Too tricky
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#353934 - 02/21/2012 at 10:49 PM Re: Humidifier for plants [Re: Ivy]
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I had thought of using one as plants do benefit from more moisture and greenhouses have more humidity. Also I noticed the areas where I bought my plants that the level of temperature and humidity was higher.

I read more about the Crane humidifier and it said you can leave it on at night as it helps you sleep better as well. But I don't think I will though, to preserve the water in it for the next day so it doesn't run out so quickly.

I'm not sure if other humidifiers might work better, I'll have to read more about them.


Edited by Ivy (02/21/2012 at 10:50 PM)
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#361369 - 10/31/2012 at 03:18 AM Re: Humidifier for plants [Re: Ivy]
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I have been wondering as well about humidifiers....should they be on at night or during the day....and for how long?
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#361377 - 10/31/2012 at 09:40 AM Re: Humidifier for plants [Re: Ivy]
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A humidifier might work for you when your furnace is on. Those tend to dry up plants. But there are other things you can do to help as well. A vase full of water nearby. Or a tray of water and pebbles underneath your plants is good too. They help without raising your electric bill.
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#361414 - 11/01/2012 at 03:41 AM Re: Humidifier for plants [Re: Ivy]
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Good Idea!!! Thanks Tina....I will try that...instead of the humidifier....thanks again for ur help!!!

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