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Breynia disticha in the office

Posted by clusty (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 1, 14 at 19:07


I was curious if my braynia could enjoy my office window.
It is very sunny, but unfortunately humidity is around 10%

Could it thrive in such an environment ?

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RE: Breynia disticha in the office

I've never seen this plant, but I googled it and see that it's a tropical bush that likes to be kept well watered in a humid atmosphere with bright light. I grew phalaenopsis orchids in my office for several years. I had them on a humidity tray in an eastern-facing window. They didn't thrive, but they did bloom.

A humidity tray only raises humidity a small amount. The highest it ever got on top of the humidity tray was 33%, or 10 points higher than the room's ambient humidity. Misting the plant only raises humidity for about 10 minutes. I took my orchids home and hung them outdoors for a few months each summer when they put on most of their growth. I would guess that your plant could survive in such an environment.

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