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Humidifier for orchids

Hello everyone!
I live in Japan and we have a pretty dry winters. I've started to grow my orchids 2 months ago (and have never try to grow other plants before) and now I'm afraid the humidity level in the room where orchids are placed is too low (~30%). As I know, they grow in countries with high humidity so I think I have to maintain this. Do I need to buy a humidifier for them? And which one? I know there are warm and cool mist ones but I don't know what's the difference between them.
All suggestions are appreciated!
Sorry if there are any mistakes, English isn't my native language. 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,767
    Hello and welcome @Hayabushi 
    Your English is fine.  :)

    What sort of orchids are you growing?  I'm not an expert but I think some need a higher level of humidity than others. 

    I have a few phalaenopsis  on a northfacing windowsill in our bathroom and they seem happy there.

    I'm sure there'll be some more orchid growers along soon with much more information. 
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  • From this article
    Cattleya, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum, Phalaenopsis, Laelia (rupicolous group) need a humidity level at 40-50% (50 is high a bit). I'm growing phalaenopsis and oncidium and I use a humidifier for maintaining the humidity level in their room. You can buy a small one - this will be enough for them. I'm using Vicks, you can read more about it here (or choose another one).
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