How Lack of Moisture Affects Plants

Moisture is important for plants

When we start to grow or care for plants most of the time we do not think about how important humidity is for them; We only worry about watering them, which is completely logical because if we didn’t do it that way, they wouldn’t take long to dry. But it is not the only thing we must do if we want them to be perfectly healthy.

For this, I will explain to you how lack of moisture affects plants and what measures should we take to prevent them from weakening.

Why is humidity important for plants?

Plants need a certain humidity to be able to carry out their basic functions. In periods of drought, they take advantage of this humidity to compensate for their lack of moisture on the ground.but it will only be really useful if the humidity level is adequate, since if it is lower than it should, the leaves will end up drying out. But why? Because in such extreme situations, the pores on its surface remain closed for too long.

But this is a problem, because it is because of those pores that they can absorb the relative humidity of the air and, also, carbon dioxide or CO2. If we take into account that one of the main greenhouse gases is precisely CO2 and that an increase in this is raising the average temperature of the planet with all that that entails (melting, rising sea levels, floods, among other effects ), it is more than likely that in the not too distant future plants will have many more problems.

How to take care of them when there is low humidity?

If we are in an area where the relative humidity is low, that is, it is below 50%, and as long as the minimum temperature is higher than 15 degrees Celsius, what we can do is spray the leaves and trunks of the plants with lime-free water during the early morning or late afternoon. In this way, we will ensure that they can continue to perform their functions without difficulty.

Green leaves of the Hoya carnosa or Wax flower

Green leaves of the Hoya carnosa or Wax Flower

I hope it has been of interest to you .

How Lack of Moisture Affects Plants

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