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View Poll Results: Do you mist?

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    21 31.82%
  • I don't mist but should

    8 12.12%
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Lets get one thing straight: MISTING

This is a discussion on Lets get one thing straight: MISTING within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I don't mist either; it just causes fungus. I do water some plants daily such ...

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    I don't mist either; it just causes fungus. I do water some plants daily such as the bulbos and the vandas.

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    I'm considering starting again, in spite of the threat of the thrips returning... Humidity outside is 6 percent, no telling what it is in the house, but like you said - a little increase is better than no humidity.

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    In Orlando, I wouldn't think misting would be a good idea. It already is swimming in humidity there.

    But here in Littleton, Colorado and in Phoenix AZ, we have relative humidity of single digits regularly. When I mist on days that low, my plants are dry again in less than 15 minutes. So misting here is almost pointless but I have to think they look grateful for the moisture while they are wet.

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    I used to think the same thing,,, seemed like they looked healthier.
    Thought I could trick them into feeling the environment had changed from desert to tropical. One of the cons - water here is HARD & left water spots on leaves

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    I've never seen a benefit from "misting". Some plants are watered with a sprayer for convenience, but I am targeting the roots, not leaves, and spraying too much to consider misting.

    It seems best indoors to keep the humidity up by keeping plants close together. Outdoors, humidity does not seem to be an issue.

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    My plants are outside now (except for the Phals) and I mist them every time I walk by. I think I should define it a little further... There is no time that there is enough water to run into a place that it would lodge and cause possible rot, and being outside there is always air movement.

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    I always mist the roots that are showing as well as the foliage.

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    We have a small fan and could have it blowing softly across orchids... tropical breeze? Have to see if fan has tropical setting! Point is, do you think circulation would reduce chance of thrips? I HATE THRIPS!

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    Never seen a thrip before, so I don't know. But a fan is good for the roots to get the air they want and to help reduce the chance of disease. But remember, the fan can dry them out quicker too.
    Last edited by 78Terp; June 7th, 2014 at 03:37 AM.

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    They are the most annoying, gnat like pest you can find! They love rich, moist soil and breed in it at an exponential rate. I have a few house plants that thrive on being misted. I found out thrips do too.

    If they can't find it they're content with flying up your nose, or your dinner guest's nose (DOH!) while you're trying to have a conversation! And I'm not exaggerating - they also like warm, moist air.

    I have one buzzing me right now because I repotted a few house plants recently and the soil was well fertilized. I will deal with the newbies toot sweet. Got specific insecticide.

    H, have one sitting on an ice tray right now! What do you think? Mistake?
    Will find small fan soon. Thinking about putting little water fountain I have near them too...

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