Will Air Conditioners Kill My Indoor plants? [YES! Plant Saving Guide!]
Air Conditioners have pros along with a lot of cons!
If you are a plantsman and love indoor plants as well, here’s disastrous news for you:
Yes, Aircons gradually harm and may kill your indoor plants.
What to do now?
Will you stop using your AC?
Throw away your indoor plants?
Many cliff-hangers are unanswered for you. DON’T WORRY, we have got some answers to your questions. So, let’s start with it.
Let’s explore more about ‘Plant Saving Guide [from air vents].’
Which plants can survive Air Conditioners?
If you are looking for plats that can survive Air vents, there are multiple options for it. But here are three top picks of plants that can stay alive in dehumidified conditions as well:
It is one of the highest tolerance indoor plants. Snake Plant can live on little water for weeks and still removes toxins from the environment!
The peace lily is one of the plants that can also survive through harsh conditions.
It has big green leaves with delicate and small white flowers. Dry humidity suits it and also deals with low light!
It has been a popular plant since Victorian times. It adapts to low light and low humidity. It can be perfect in an AC environment!
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How to save other plants from Air Conditioners?
Here are a few tips to save your indoor plants from the dreadful AC. Make sure to read them with peace and understand them.
Take your plants away from AirVents:
It is the foremost step you can take if you see your plants are suffering in Air Condition room.
Plants grow when you give them love and care. Hence, place them in their suitable environment
Especially indoor plants require more care. Hence, depending on the requirements of your plant, place it in a spot that suits it.
The colder the atmosphere, the more the plant cells freeze up. As a consequence, it blocks the natural path for nutrients and water transmission.
This blockage causes plants to starve and gradually die.
How to know whether your plant is striving?
You will notice that the leaves’ color is fading and they are crawling down. These symptoms show that your plant is dying. So, change its place before its life is completely over.
Keep Mist check over your plants
Sometimes it is okay to forget to mist your plant, but not every day!
Most of the indoor plants, especially the plants having thin leaves require moisture. That doesn’t mean you have to increase humidity and moisture in your house!
Increasing humidity in your house may cause molds in your house.
So, buy a plant mister to mist your plants.
Use this mister to mist your plants on regular basis. But it doesn’t mean you have to water the roots continually.
Misting means sprinkling water on leaves and keeping the plant humid while low humidity.
What happens if you Over Water plants?
Here are some features that appear when you are overwatering your plant:
- Leaves appear to be swollen.
- There appear brown or red spots on the leaves.
It makes it easy for us to understand that moisture in plants is increasing than the required level.
These spots may appear even if you over mist your plant!
If you encounter such changes in your plant, make sure to stop misting it every day. Besides, change the schedule to misting the plant alternate days or every two days.
Keeping small indoor plants in Terrarium
The small indoor plants do not have the immunity to stay alive in a cold environment like a room with Air Conditioner.
But you cannot keep them outdoor as well.
Then where to place them?
The solution is to place them in a glass terrarium.
It’s a glass jar-like product inside which plants will be safe from cold waves of AC. Also, you can place them indoors without any further stress.
Here are steps to make a DIY Terrarium at your home:
- Get some plants that can survive in the terrarium. Here are some amazing plants you can put in the terrarium:
- Nerve plant, starfish plant, Moon valley friendship plant, Golden clubmoss, etc.
- Now collect essentials for making a terrarium like:
- A glass jar, activated charcoal pieces, gloves, soil, plants, sheet moss, trowel, watering bottle.
- Building up the base by putting 1-2 inches of charcoal in the base. It soaks away extra water and dampness.
- Take another container and mix soil with charcoal and spread this mixture over the charcoal layer. After spreading the charcoal around 1/3rd part of the jar should be filled.
- Now, remove the plants from their pack and place them in the soil. Make sure to have some space between plants.
- Now make sure to remove air pockets between soil by pressing the soil softly after placing the plants inside it.
- Furthermore, place moss so that it absorbs unwanted moisture and odor.
- Finally, add the required water and take further care of your plant as per the requirement.
We hope that these steps will help you for making a terrarium at home. If you do not have the essentials to make it, you can also purchase it from e-commerce websites.
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