Environmental Energy Creation

Can Your Indoor Plants and Air Conditioner Be Happy Together?

Do you feel that you're replacing your indoor plants more than you should have to? Your air conditioning unit is possibly the culprit for all these premature plant deaths. The cold, dry air of the air conditioner can greatly affect the quality of your plants, which is most noticeable from drooping or discoloured foliage. It is possible to enjoy both the beauty of your plants and an air conditioned room, but you need to do a few things to keep those plants healthy in the cold air.

The Move

It can be as straightforward as ensuring that your indoor plants are not in the direct path of your air conditioning unit's output. This can limit your options when your unit has a flexible output, with the directional vents moving from side to side to evenly disperse the cold air throughout the room. You might find yourself moving all your plants to the far side of the room in question to keep them out of the blast of the unit. This is clearly not an option when you have multiple plants in the room, and you might consider moving a number of plants into a non air conditioned room to ensure their longevity. After all, you don't want to have to keep replacing your indoor plants!

The Mist

If moving some of your plants is not an option, you have to counteract the drying effects of the air from the air conditioning unit. This is particularly true if the plants in question tend to thrive in more of a tropical climate than an air conditioned room affords them. Simply mist the plants daily with water, which essentially replicates humidity, preventing the foliage from drying out too much. It's all about keeping them moist. Keep an eye on the plants in question, as some plants might require more misting than others.

The Replacement

Your third option is to replace your plants with something hardier, such as small potted shrubs suitable for indoor use. These shrubs are better equipped to handle the drying effects of the air conditioner's cold air than potted plants which might be on the more delicate side.

While it's possible to enjoy both healthy plants and an air conditioned room, you still need to take a few extra steps to ensure that those plants remain healthy. After all, it would be a shame if you had to choose one over the other!

About Me

Environmental Energy Creation

Hi, my name is Bobby. I have created this blog to combine my two passions — energy generation and environmental protection. Since I was just a boy, I have always had a fascination for energy, and I would often spend hours looking at a light bulb and wondering how it worked. I also used to love going outside and playing in the woods and rivers around my childhood home. I was shocked when I discovered that to get the power needed to light a light bulb we had to damage the environment. Since then I have become an advocate for cleaner forms of energy creation. I decided to spread the word by creating this blog.



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