Homemade Humidity Dome – Extremely Easy to Make
Some cloning systems come with humidity domes. People all around are having faster cloning rates using a humidity dome. Humidity domes come in many forms.
A simple dome is a clear plastic structure with just a few holes for oxygen exchange. The structure sits so that it is covering all the plants without smashing them. Spraying a fine mist along the walls of the dome will help boost the humidity. The more plants per square inch of space will also increase the humidity, but having clones packed in too tightly could cause them to fight for light, air, and moisture.
The struggle of packed plants may cause unnecessary stress instead of beneficial humidity. Make sure to keep an eye on the temperature when the humidity dome is on. It may lock in heat in its enclosed structure. Simply remove the dome for a few hours so the temperature can lower and fresh oxygen can be swept to the leaves. This is a good time to re-mist the dome to keep the humidity high when you put it back into action.
You can create single plant or large humidity domes at home. Use a Chinese food carryout container to make an extra humidity dome.
Use a drill to put a small hole in the container. The hole will let the container get a little air flow while keeping the humidity up. The small hole will also help to prevent the temperature from rising in your clone canopy. Mist the sides of the container with small water drops. Put the container over your plant or clone to put it in a high humidity environment. Fresh cuttings like to be in an environment with 90-100% humidity. Some thermometers have humidity measurements on them. A humidity thermometer is called a humidity hygrometer. Technically humidity meter is incorrect for the situation you will be using the tool. Make your own domes from house hold items to stay economical and green!