Re: humidity

From: Steve Alton (
Date: Mon Apr 12 1999 - 04:33:54 PDT

Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 12:33:54 +0100
From: "Steve Alton" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg1290$foo@default>
Subject: Re: humidity

Hi folks,

Just a general comment about humidity, and this applies to
terraria, greenhouses and even windowsills - grow lots of plants!

And not just CPs - grow anything which will tolerate the same
conditions. More plants = more leaves = more surface area for
transpiration. Keep them well watered and the end result is
atmospheric humidity.

All the best orchid nurseries I have been to have tanks of water
under the staging and LOTS of ferns.

Steve Alton
UK Co-ordinator - Millennium Seed Bank
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Wakehurst Place
Tel: 01444 894079
Fax: 01444 894069

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