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HOW YOUR AIR CONDITION IS AFFECTING YOUR HOUSEPLANTS (and ways to save them).



These are the 3 things that plants need to grow and flourish:


- Heat

- Light

- Humidity


Air conditions are designed to remove both heat and humidity from the indoor air. So you have to make some adjustments on your indoor homeplants, in order for them to grow and at the same time you are also comfortable with your indoor air.


Dry out leaves caused by cold air blowing directly into the plant fromair conditioning vent.

1. Move plants away from air vents.


The cold air that blasts from air vents may keep your indoor air cool for you, but it gently harms your plants.


Because cold temperatures can freeze the cells in a plant, which blocks the natural pathways for water and nutrients. Basically, cold temperatures cause plants to starve and dry out eventually.


If the color of your plant’s leaves is fading or if the leaves are wilting, it could be because the plant is too close to an air conditioning vent. Cold air blowing directly on plants often strips it of its moisture.



Room humidity in air conditioned rooms and how does it affect to plants

2. Get rid of the humidity.


The easiest way to measure humidity is to buy a Hygrometer. But if your windows fog frequently, that’s a sign the humidity in your home is too high.


Some plants, especially those with skinnier leaves, are especially sensitive to low humidity.

But don’t increase your home’s humidity just to save your plants.


High humidity can cause mold growth, damage to your home’s structures, and more. Instead, make sure you mist your plant’s leaves every day. This will restore some of the moisture that is stripped from your home’s air.


But beware of swollen plant leaves or water spots that turn red or brown. This is a sign of too much moisture.


An easy way to check if the humidity in a room is too low, is to try this:


Place two or three ice cubes into a glass

Add water and stir

Wait three minutes.

If moisture does not form on the outside of the glass, the air is too dry and you may need a humidifier.



Indoor small plants in a glass or terrarium to protect from cold air and humidity.

3. Protect small plants with glass.


Small plants are usually sensitive to cold air, temperature changes, low humidity.


To keep small plants safe, you can protect them with glass or a terrarium that helps keep out colder temps and dry air and will also protect them from losing heat and moisture.


It is possible to have an air-conditioned indoor climate that is comfortable for you and your houseplants. With some planning and care, you can enjoy the best of both.



𝟒. 𝐀𝐂 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 💯.


Have your air condition unit cleaned every 6 months to prevent build up of mold and bacteria, and to ensure that the air you breathe is being properly filtered of dust, pollen and pollutants.


It also prevents trash particles from damaging your air conditioning unit.


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