Questions tagged [humidity]

Quantity of water in the atmosphere. Use this tag with questions about the effect of different humidity levels on plants, landscape elements, insects and pests or how to create an environment with certain humidity levels.

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How can we keep high air humidity with a simple setup?

I want to plant a small size sinningia in my office. I read about the plant and found that it requires high air humidity. How can I maintain a high air humidity in my office with a simple setup?
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What plants can grow in bathroom humidity with no direct sunlight?

I would like to have a plant in my bathroom, that can absorb the humidity when I shower, so that no attention to irrigation would be required. The bathroom however doesn't have direct sunlight.
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Why is my apple seedling shriveling up after like 15 min, every time I remove the plastic dome?

Around 7-9 weeks ago (maybe more) I planted a sprouted apple seed in a cup of potting soil that I placed on top of a low heat pad, and covered it with a plastic bag. I also have a full spectrum ...
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How to prevent mold growth on moss ( kept in a closed jar )?

The moss is kept in a closed, humid environment, and white mold is taking over in some parts. Any advise on how to prevent the mold from competing and overtaking the moss? When I look for answers on ...
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Should I water less in Autumn and Winter in Hong Kong?

It is said that we should water less in Autumn and Winter. However in Winter, our hands and face become very dry. Doesn't this indicate a low relative humidity and that water will dry out faster?
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Humidity Drops Fast

I have been working on a system to automate my like indoor grow tent, I have sensors to monitor the temperature and humidity. I currently have come cucumbers in there that require a high humidity and ...
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Is 90% - 95% humidity too much for mint / basil / tomatoes?

I just got a new Socker greenhouse from Ikea and have been trying to grow herbs inside of it. I noticed my mint and basil started to grow brown spots and a chopstick I inserted into the soil has this ...
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Star Jasmine with dried up flowers

I recently purchased a Star Jasmine that looked wonderful at the nursery but seems to be drying up at my place. We’ve only had it a little over a month but I can’t help but think I’m already ruining ...
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Does Thai muskmelon (AKA Thai best or Tang Thai) do well in a dry climate?

I read about a kind of melon called Thai best. I think it's popular in Thailand. Anyway, that's where it comes from. According to websites online, fruits mature extremely quickly (60 to 65 days after ...
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Do tomato plants like temperature and humidity changes?

I am growing some tomatoes in pots in a toy greenhouse. I've put a thermometer/ humidity meter inside. The relative humidity changes from around 55% to 75%, and correspond to highest temperature of ...
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Humidity and Snake Plants

I've got a snake plant living in my room. I also have a gecko. A few days ago I turned on my humidifier and closed all doors/windows to raise the humidity to help my gecko with shedding. However, I've ...
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Will potted plants suffer over a radiator?

I've got a few water-circulating wall radiators that are mostly useless space, and I'd like to put some shelving over them and use the surfaces for houseplants, but I'm concerned that the elevated ...
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How to grow leaves from a sweet potato (not in a jar of water)?

I once accidentally grew sweet potatos in my kitchen - it was just sitting there for a while since I haven't used it, without rotting, and it started growing. I'm trying to reproduce it, because I ...
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Edelweiss not doing well, looking for care tips

Two days ago I received an Edelweiss flower in a pot as a gift. It's really important for me to take good care of it, however, I'm concerned I've done too many mistakes by now :( So I'm looking for ...
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Small greenhouse humidity maintenance

I have a 10x25 foot greenhouse and I am looking for a way to keep the humidity level up in the space. I tried a second hand humidifier but it doesn't seem to be working very well. I want to try using ...
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Majesty palm has 3 out of 7 leaves brown. 4th one becoming very brown as well also with yellow?

Help! My majesty palm now has 3 brown leaves (out of 7 total) over the span of a week or so. The 4th frond is now becoming mostly brown, though has yellow. I move it to partial sunlight 5' from a ...