Mist house­plants

Garden Answers (UK) - - Easy Gardening -

Many of the house­plants we grow orig­i­nate in warmer, more hu­mid cli­mates than ours. Now that it’s get­ting colder and the cen­tral heat­ing has been switched on, the air in our homes can be­come very dry. This can cause the leaves of in­door plants to shrivel or de­velop brown patches. To keep them in tip-top con­di­tion, make sure house­plants have suf­fi­cient mois­ture. Use a mist sprayer on leaves or stand the pot in a shal­low tray or bowl filled with peb­bles and water – hu­mid­ity from the water will rise up around the plant. Make sure the pot sits just above the water so the roots don’t get wa­ter­logged.

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