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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: 86,969
    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. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • 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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