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4 Reasons On Why You Need A Humidity Tray

Posted by Nursery Tree Wholesalers on

First of all, what is a humidity tray and why do you need one? And can you buy them from our wholesale nursery? Let us give you the answers.

A humidity tray adds moisture to the air surrounding the bonsai tree, which helps foster a more natural, humid environment for the tree to grow in. A humidity tray is especially important when you keep a bonsai tree indoors, as air conditioning/heating really dries out the air, robbing the bonsai of the moisture it needs to thrive. They are also important when keeping a bonsai tree outside, as wind and heat can also dry out a tree. Since the bonsai will be resting on top of the rocks, it will rest above the standing water instead of in the standing water, helping to prevent a root rot!

An additional benefit of a humidity tray is that it keeps the windowsill or table or ledge (whatever the bonsai is resting on) dry and free from debris. When you water a bonsai, the excess water will run out through the holes on the bottom of the pot. If you have a humidity tray, the water will simply collect in the tray instead of running out all over the place and run the risk of ruining grandma’s table! Just be sure that when you water, you do not also completely fill up the humidity tray with water and cause that water to spill out on the table as well. That defeats the purpose of having one!

The 4 Reasons You Need A Humidity Tray

  • Protect the surface of grandma’s antique coffee table during watering

  • Raises the humidity level around the tree for a more natural environment

  • Prevents root rot

  • Adds a decorative and exotic flavor to the bonsai

Now that you know why you need a humidity tray, put what you have learned into action and visit our selection of humidity trays.


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