Indoor Plants Turning Brown? Could be Low Humidity

September 4, 2018

Have you ever struggled with houseplants that turn brown on the tips or edges of their leaves? A lack of humidity indoors can cause many plants to struggle with excess moisture loss. Humidity in the air helps regulate transpiration and water loss or absorption through plants’ leaves.

Without a humidity dome, these tiny microgreen sprouts would quickly dry out and die.
PC: Leslie F. Halleck

Tiny seedlings and cuttings are at greater risk for drying out quickly, especially in a dry-air environment. This is why humidity domes are frequently sold with seed-starting kits. It’s crucial to keep humidity levels high around your new seedlings or cuttings, as they have a limited root system (or no roots at all) with which to take up water.

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