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Plants 101. Key to a blooming future

Nov 19,2021 | Meawow

The life of a plant largely depends on three variables: watering, lighting, and humidity. Finding the right balance between them will secure the growth and development of your plant(s). One of the most complex variables when caring for plants is humidity, because of course we feel it but we cannot see it and it is definitely difficult to understand and control.

But what is humidity really?

In short, it is the amount of water vapor that is present in the air. This amount of steam depends on many factors, such as if it has rained recently, if you are near the sea or a lake, if there are many plants outside and even the temperature of the air, etc.

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Plants are living beings that have water evaporation processes that allow them to regulate themselves and eliminate waste. This process is directly affected by ambient temperature and humidity.

If the humidity is high but it is cold, the plants will not be able to eliminate the water vapor. On the other hand, if there is little environmental humidity but the temperature is very warm, the plants will evaporate too much water. Photosynthesis is also affected by humidity since it stops when the plant is in an environment that is too dry.

The humidity levels depend on each species of plant, but also on the growth phase in which they are. For example, when young plants are growing, their roots require a lot of water and humidity (between 80 and 85%). When the plant is already grown, the humidity should be reduced -especially if there are flowers and fruits-

Ideally … 

Indoor plants of tropical origin need humidity levels between 60-80%, but if you manage to keep it between 50 to 60% it will be perfect. On the other hand, succulents and cacti store water inside their leaves, so a dry environment is not a problem and the ideal humidity level is 30%.

We know that being able to have accurate information for the development of your plants is key to their care and flawless growth and the Thermo-Hygrometer (LED Version) is ideal for monitoring the temperature and humidity of your spaces, even being able to show you the information of The highest and lowest levels in the day will help you plan the ideal times for watering and lighting.