9 Plants That Don’t Mind Dry Air. They Are Not Sensitive to Low Humidity

    9 Plants That Don’t Mind Dry Air. They Are Not Sensitive to Low Humidity
    Greg

    1:47 AM EDT, June 24, 2024

    Many potted plants don't tolerate dry air and some of them even fade. What can be done about it? Well, the best solution is to get such plants that can withstand low humidity!

    #1 Rose geranium (Sweet scented geranium)

    Its deeply wrinkled leaves give off a strong lemon scent. They are used as an ingredient of an essential oil. Added to tea will give it a distinct taste. It might grow up to 1 meter, looking wonderful on any window sill.

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    Exposure: as a heliophyte it loves window sills with a lot of light

    Ambient conditions: moderate and low humidity and winter temperatures lowered by 3 – 5 0 C

    Fertilization (every two weeks (potassium based fertilizers)

    Watering: whenever the soil gets dry

    #2 The Desert Rose

    It’s a succulent shrub with a massive stem. It grows rather slowly and in the spring it blooms with white, red or pink flowers. it can be up to 1.5 m high.

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    Exposure: bright and sunny window sills

    Ambient conditions: high temperatures (moderate in the winter)

    Fertilization: every three weeks (potassium fertilizer or any succulent fertilizers)

    Watering: when the top soil layer gets dry; moderately in the winter

    #3 Aechmea

    This plant belongs to the same family as pineapple. It’s got long leaves that look like stripy bands. In the middle there is a decorative flower

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    Exposure: bright window sills

    Ambient conditions: high temperatures and low humidity

    Fertilization: every two weeks

    Watering: when the top soil layer gets dry, water has to be poured into the spot in between the leaves

    #4 Guinea-fowl aloe (lace aloe)

    It’s got thick spiky leaves that look as if they were sprinkled with white paint. In the fall red and orange flowers appear. The plant can be 12 cm tall and it’s very easy to take care of.

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    Exposure: bright and sunny window sills

    Ambient conditions: high in the summer and low in the winter, low humidity

    Fertilization: every three weeks, succulent fertilizers recommended

    Watering: when the top soil layer gets dry; moderately in the winter

    #5 Bishop’s cap cactus

    It’s a stubby cactus that gradually loses its horns. It’s covered with white fluff and it blooms in the summer. In its natural habitats it grows on stony limy mediums.

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    Exposure: bright and sunny window sills

    Ambient conditions: high temperatures (moderate and low in the winter)

    Fertilization: once a month (cactus fertilizers recommended)

    Watering: when the top soil layer gets dry; moderately in the winter

    #6 Physic nut

    Its stalks contain a milky juice that has got some irritating properties. The plant belongs to the euphorbias family. Its distinct feature is large thick leaves. When the summer comes, its long stalks bloom.

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    Exposure: bright and sunny window sills

    Ambient conditions: high temperatures (moderate and low in the winter) and low humidity

    Fertilization: once a month (cactus and succulent fertilizers recommended)

    Watering: when the top soil layer gets dry; moderately in the winter

    #7 Angel’s wings (also known as bunny ears cactus, bunny cactus or polka-dot cactus)

    With its flat leaves, this cactus is a real decoration. You have to handle it with care due to plenty of white spikes that easily stick into your skin. Blooms with yellow flowers in the spring and the summer.

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    Exposure: bright and sunny window sills

    Ambient conditions: high temperatures (moderate and low in the winter) and low humidity

    Fertilization: once a month (cactus fertilizers recommended)

    Watering: when the top soil layer gets dry; moderately in the winter

    #8 Airplant

    It grows best on a piece of dry wood, cork or bark covered with moss. It will grow well inside a terrarium or glass balls. In its natural habitat it grows around tree trunks and brunches. It’s got long winding leaves. It normally blooms in the spring or in the fall.

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    Exposure: bright window sills without direct sun

    Ambient conditions: high temperatures and low humidity

    Fertilization: every eight weeks

    Watering: moderate

    #9 The crown of thorns (also known as Christ plant)

    It owes its names to the spiky stalks. In spite of its appearance it does not belong to the cactuses family. It is closely related to poinsettia. It’s got small round leaves and decorative pink flowers.

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    Exposure: bright window sills

    Ambient conditions: moderate temperatures and low humidity

    Fertilization: every three weeks (succulent fertilizers recommended)

    Watering: when the top soil layer gets dry; moderately in the winter. When overwatered, the plant loses its leaves

    Have you got any of the plants at home? Let us know in a comment
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