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Should I Mist My Indoor Plants?

Most people don’t understand the importance of misting houseplants for sustaining long life to their plants. Misting is one of the top things that you can do to keep your plants healthy. We recommend using a mist on your plants one to two times a week. But for every plant parent, there is an aspiring green thumb who is struggling to master basic plant care. Many houseplants come from subtropical and tropical regions and need a relative amount of humidity. So if a humidity loving philodendron is placed in air that is too dry - or next to a heating or air conditioning vent - its leaves may shrivel and turn brown. Misting is basically the secret weapon to having a perfect plant. In addition, you can also fertilize your plants that way.

What does misting a plant require?

One thing is for sure, we all know that plants need water to survive. There are actually two kinds of people as housekeeper plants in the world: Those who mist their plants, and those who do not. People who are team mist say that houseplants from tropical climates like the mist since they love humidity, while people who don't use mist say that misting doesn’t actually increase humidity and may cause other problems. But the real question here is, what does it mean to mist plants? Misting indoor plants is a very simple and effective way to boost humidity. There are many houseplants that come from the tropic climes, where the humidity is really high. Also, misting is an easy way to avoid the risk of overwatering your indoor plants. Gently misting plants offers large benefits that will help them thrive over the long term. To effectively mist your plants and keep them healthy, you should definitely look into getting a handy tool that can do the job--a plant mister! PETRA’s battery sprayer plant mister would surely come in handy when it comes to making sure your plants get the humidity they need. Fully functional and easy to use, it has everything you need in a plant mister. 

PETRA Battery sprayer Plant Mister

USE WITH STANDARD BOTTLES: The PETRA battery powered sprayer can be used with standard plastic bottles, such as Ortho, Raid, Roundup, and others. The length of the hose from the cap to the ceramic filter is 9.5 inches so that you can reach the bottom of most containers. AA BATTERY POWER (BATTERIES INCLUDED): Battery powered sprayers are efficient because there is no need to manually pump before spraying. You just need to pull the trigger and the pressurized liquid will come out. Whether you use regular alkaline batteries or eco-friendly rechargeables, your PETRA sprayer is ready to go when you are. LIGHTWEIGHT SPRAYER: For your smaller household spraying jobs, trust PETRA. Perfect for cleaning windows, degreasing dirty surfaces, misting indoor plants, or weeding flower beds. COMFORTABLE, ERGONOMIC HANDLE: PETRA is designed for extended use, and our molded handle is great for spraying a few ounces at a time, or multiple extended uses. The hose length is 36 inches from the sprayer to the cap so that you can hold your sprayer and bottle in opposite hands and still spray with ease. 2 SPRAY PATTERNS: Choose a light misting for close-up delicate work, or a full spray for soaking and keeping your distance. With PETRA’s unique gate valve, you don’t have to worry about spills or brown spots on your yard from unwanted weed killer drips. The PETRA sprayer comes with a full 1 year warranty. The logic behind misting plants is that it increases the humidity in the air around them. So use the PETRA battery sprayer mister to mist houseplants one to two times per week. Though, the PETRA battery sprayer plant mister is recommended there are plants that we shouldn’t mist.

Plants you should never mist

Some plants don’t require misting such as succulents, dragon tree (Draceana Marginata), pothos, yucca, ponytail plant (Beaucarnea recurvata), cissus, fiddle leaf fig (Ficus lyrata), and spider plants. Those are plants who don’t actually require a lot of moisture, because they are drought-tolerant. They enjoy a dry, low-humid air. In addition, do not mist plants with fuzzy leaves such as African violets and piggyback plants (Tolmiea), if you water their leaves it will cause a permanent spotting. In this case, you can use a humidity tray. Not just that, be careful not to overwater even plants that love mist. Overwatering is the most common cause of the death of plants. It can create a moldy film and stunt root growth. Make sure to avoid spraying, misting or washing hairy-leaved plants. Here are some tips on how to properly mist your indoor plants.
  • Group your plants. You can place your indoor plants together, but make sure that they have enough space for a little air circulation. Putting plants together in a huddle can help them create humidity for one another.
  • Use lukewarm water. When you mist in the morning, use a tepid water so that the leaves have a chance to dry within the day.
  • Mist one direction. Make sure you mist on the top and underside of the leaves, they should look as if there was a light dew.
  • Make sure you know when to mist. Remember that there are plants who don’t require to be misted daily, it can be once or twice a week. Though, some plants need to be misted daily.
  • Take care of your humidity-loving plants. Make sure that you keep your humidity-loving plants away from drafts--windows, doors and heating, and air conditioning drafts.
  • Give your plants a shower. It’s not that bad to give your plants a gentle shower in the bathroom or outside with a hose, once or twice a year. This will clean the leaves and help prevent spider mites.
Before taking any plant home, it is imperative that you do your research on what it needs and why it needs it. This allows you to be more in tune with their needs and be ready with all the tools you need to keep them alive. A plant mister is a great tool for novice plant growers.
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