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Misting your plants on a regular basis can provide them with the humidity levels they need in order to thrive without the hefty price tag of a humidifier. Plant misters come in all different shapes and sizes, in a range of materials, with completely different looks.
We’ve compiled a list of what we believe to be the best plant misters and then have also provided a section of our favourite glass misters, brass misters, copper misters and vintage plant misters.
So let’s take a look at the best plant misters currently available in 2020.
Best Plant Misters
Our number one choice of plant mist sprayer is from our friends over at the beauty community:
- 360 degree reach
- Continuous fine mist
- Ergonomic design
- Economically priced
- Lightweight material
Now you may be surprised at the name, you were looking for a plant mister not a hair spray bottle but trust us!
Our favourite feature is its 360 degree reach to help you mist all sides of your plants. This means that if you have plants stored together and squashed into shelves you don’t need to remove them in order to spray them. The bottle can be turned sideways and even upside down to fit into those spaces to ensure all your plants are receiving adequate humidity.
The Flairosol spray bottle releases a continuous fine mist from just one squeeze compared to other models that require you to pump the handle to release the water. Being well priced and of a light weight material this is a mister that we would definitely recommend.
However, if you’re looking for something more aesthetically pleasing then we have some suggestions for you below that be more appropriate for your needs.
If you’re looking for something with a more classic design then this stainless steel mister might be the one for you.
- Material: stainless steel
- Perfect shape for the palm of your hand
- 5.3 ounces
- Capacity: 500 ml
The Fubarbar is one of our favourite plant misters. It’s fun, it’s reliable, it’s made of a strong material, it has a larger capacity than many other misters and an adjustable nozzle. What’s more to want?
The nozzle can be adjusted by simply turning it to one side so you can choose whether you want a jet of water or a fine spray for your plants. As the mister is made out of stainless steel, it can last a lot longer than many of its competitors. And its round shape makes it the perfect fit for the palm of your hand as well as being a quirky little bottle if you want to leave it out next to your plants.
Best Glass Plant Mister
Glass misters are a popular choice and this might be due to how pretty they look. A glass mister has the appearance of a device that you might find in an apothecary. They are reminiscent of perfume bottles and come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes. Here are some of our favourites:
- Comes in five colours
- Easy to use
This glass mister is perfect for watering smaller houseplants like orchids, succulents and air plants. As well as being small and easy to use it has been made in the classic shape that you would expect from a glass mister.
Best Brass Plant Mister
The brass plant mister has a classic look and is a tool that not only has function but can be left out for deocrative purposes in its own right. Brass misters are sturdy and you risk less change of breaking one than you would a glass mister.
- Material: Brass
- Capacity: 300ml
- Attractive design
- Vintage style
With a 300ml capacity you may find yourself refilling the mister for each new misting session, but if you have a small collection of houseplants or your houseplants are on the dainty side then this mister is perfect for you.
Best Copper Plant Mister
Copper misters are similar to their brass counterparts in shape and appearance and often come in at a similar price making them another excellent choice for if you want a mister that it strong and sturdy but can also be left out as part of a display.
- Vintage style
- Pinkish tinge
- Can be used as decor
Our number one choice for Copper misters is this one from the Sustainable Village with its beautiful pinkish tinge. It’s pleasing design makes it a perfect ornament to add to your plant arrangements rather than having to hide it in the shed.
Best Vintage Plant Mister
Vintage misters often come in materials such as copper, brass or glass. So we’ve compiled some of our favourites of all of these materials.
- Glass mister with brass handle
- Weight: 7 oz
- Perfect for orchids
Our favourite vintage plant mister is this Purism black apothecary style one. With its geometric design, the Purism mister not only provides function but has decorative purposes as well
Plant Sprayer FAQ
These are some of the most commonly asked questions about plant sprayers.
Is it good to spray water on indoor plants?
As a general rule yes it is good to spray water on indoor plants. However it’s important to remember that the reason you spray your plants is to increase the humidity around their leaves. If you live in a humid environment then you may find that misting your plants isn’t necessary and you don’t need to use a plant sprayer bottle.
Do plants like being sprayed with water?
Some plants like to be sprayed with water not all plants do. If you have a plant that generally lives in humid conditions or receives a lot of rainfall then chances are it will enjoy be sprayed. However, if you have a plant that lives in a more arid region like a cactus then it will not respond well to being sprayed.
When should I mist my plants?
How frequent you mist your plants will depend on the type of plants you have and how humid your environment is. Obviously with a cactus you don’t want to be misting this at all, but with your other plants a good rule of thumb is once a day or once every other day if you live in a drier region. If you live somewhere with high humidity then you may find that you don’t need to mist your plants at all.
Do you need a plant mister?
One of the questions we keep getting asked is do you actually need a plant mister as many people see them as a luxury. Whether you need one will depend on the levels of humidity in your home, whether or not you have other ways of promoting humidity and how well you want your plants to do. If you want them to just get by and they’re managing then you may not need one but if you want them to thrive then taking care of the things that aren’t as vital as watering and sunlight do make a huge difference. With this in mind we would really recommend using a plant mister.
Should you mist succulents?
Left to their own devices succulents actually grow in more arid environments such as deserts. With this in mind they are used to lower levels of humidity and will not require misting. They can go for longer between watering than other plants so try to keep your succulent in a room with drier air and you don’t need to mist them.
Should I mist my snake plant?
Snake plants are quite a tough and hardy plant so do not need misting to survive. However the plant does come from subtropical to tropical regions so is used to slightly higher levels of humidity. If you are going to mist this plant it doesn’t need to be misted often and especially don’t mist the plant at night as this can increase chances of mould developing on your plant.
Should I mist my Calathea?
Calathea are a plant that like to be humid so feel free to mist them to help them retain more moisture. Just like with other plants avoid misting your Calathea late at night as the temperatures drop and this can promote mould or rot. Instead mist in the mornings or early afternoon when the room is warm.
Should I mist devil’s ivy?
Devil’s ivy is a plant that can be misted but it also doesn’t like to be too wet and can be prone to root rot. Make sure you don’t mist too often and when you do ensure that you are misting the leaves and not the soil.
How often should I mist my plants?
How often you mist your plants will depend on the type of plants you have and the humidity levels in your home. If you live in a dry region and you have tropical plants then you might need to mist them every single day. For less extreme circumstances you might find every other day or even once enough is sufficient for your plants. You can also start misting them on a schedule and see how they do. If you’re watering once a week and you notice the leaves are crisping then mist them more regularly.
We hope you’ve found this guide on best misters useful, now go and tend to your plants!