FAQs | 6615 | Indoor Plant Mister | Gardening
Q. Why should you mist your plants and what are the benefits?
A. The main reason to mist plants is to increase the humidity levels in their surrounding space. It is hard to keep these types of plants healthy in heated and air-conditioned homes that tend to be quite dry. Leaf curling, yellowing, and leaves with brown edges and tips are all signs that a plant may not be getting enough humidity, which is where misting can really help keep your plants looking healthy and lush.
Q. What is the best way to mist your plants?
A. Mist in the morning so that the leaves have a chance to dry out during the day. Mist on the top and undersides of each leaf; they should look as if there has been a light dew. Some plants can be misted daily, others only need it once or twice a week. Make sure to keep humidity-loving plants away from drafts, windows, doors, heating and air-conditioning ducts.
Q. How often should you mist your plants?
A. This will depend on the plant and environment (how humid it is, when it was last watered etc). A good indication your plant could use a misting is crispy leaves or dry soil.
Q. Is it possible to over-mist?
A. Too much of anything, is still too much. Repeatedly dousing your plants with moisture is no exception. Take note of the amount of water that may be gathering on the leaf's surface, pooled water can cause fungus to form and damage your foliage. Overly damp areas may also attract pests to your plants - and no one wants that!
Q. Should I mist all my indoor plants?
A. No, you will need to be wary about your plant's individual needs - misting plants is mostly beneficial for plants that are native to tropical or sub-tropical regions with high levels of humidity. A few examples are listed below; however, make sure you do some research on your house plants before overwatering them!
Plants to mist:
- Fiddle leaf
- Zanzibar gem
- Peace lily
- Rubber plant
Plants not to mist:
- Majority of succulents
- Aloe vera
- Mother-in-laws tongue
- Devils ivy