Fiet BR30 keeps my calatheas and alocasias very happy (and all my other plants too). Cheap, can go in any light fixture. LED so doesn't cost much per year.
Portable Mini Humidifier, 500ml Small Cool Mist Humidifier, USB Personal Desktop Humidifier for Baby Bedroom Travel Office Home, Auto Shut-Off, 2 Mist Modes, Super Quiet, White
pros about this humidifier is that its cheap and you can see it working
cons: you gotta refill it every few hours and its charged with a usb cable and doesnt come with a power cube
I'm not from the UK but these are the clamp lamp thingys that I use for my heavy growlights like sansi, haus bright etc
Simple Deluxe HIWKLTCLAMPLIGHTMX2 2-Pack Clamp Lamp Light with 8.5 Inch Aluminum Reflector Up to 150 Watt E26 Socket (No Bulb Included) 6 Feet 18/2 SPT-2 Cord, Silver
Yeah the humidity is only that high in that small corner. Which is good or else I’d have other problems. Also these are the grow lights. I’m surprised how well they work but I’ve bought these exact lights 5 other times for a lot of the plants I have mostly for supplemental light. The prayer plants are the only ones that rely entirely on them, however as you can see the results are great and even produce flowers
This looks like a white star, not a beauty star, just fyi!
They are notoriously pissy and like LOTS of humidity. Mine is watered exclusively with distilled water and sits right next to the humidifier. I try to never let the humidity drop below 45-50%, but 55-70 is ideal. Tap water and dry air turns them crispy FAST.
Never let the soil dry out fully. I use these watering spikes to give a constant trickle of moisture, and a water meter to keep an eye on the soil dryness.
Sometimes during the depths of winter I tent mine in large ziplocs or a big clear plastic bag to create a humidity dome if I cant keep the humidity high enough.
They also prefer less light than other calatheas.
These. I honestly didn’t expect them to do enough but they’ve even given my Croton plenty of color
Hi! For my calatheas and other tropicals that need the extra moisture, I use these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083Q3T1GV/
Those are the smaller ones, but they have larger ones, too. The nice thing about this size is that you can pop a 4" nursery plant in there. If they have nice soil already I just plop it in. These pots are also great for soiless and semi hydro, as well. I have an easter cactus in pon in one of these and it is currently going nuts with growth. Same pots are good for leca and soiless aroid mixes, too. Only downside is where they come from, but I am always on the lookout for non-amazon alternatives.
For hoyas, I prefer wickless pots and pon.
I got the Levoit ultrasonic humidifier because it seemed so popular, and now I see why. It’s awesome. Here’s the link on Amazon
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