As I briefly mentioned in Part I of my Temperatures for Orchids series, a change in temperature should always coincide with a change in humidity. For example, you’ll want to make sure there is sufficient humidity when increasing temperatures and vice-versa.
You can keep things in check by using a simple hygo-thermometer. A hygo-thermometer lets you check humidity and temperature levels at a glance. I bought the Extech 445702 Hygro-Thermometer and Temperature Monitor years ago and now own three of them. It makes monitoring the humidity and temperature environments of your orchids really easy. The digital LCD display is large and easy to read. The device is portable or can be mounted on the wall–near your orchids.
If you’d like to just monitor the temperature, you can’t go wrong with the waterproof pocket-sized thermometer. The great thing about this little guy is that you can take fast, accurate temperature readings with just a push of a button. It’s great if you have to have to monitor a few orchids in different locations. At less than $20 each, they make great gifts.
These are my favorite devices for monitoring the temperature/humidity levels for my orchids. Do you have any favorites you’d like to share? Send me an email at carol (at) orchidcarelady (dot) com. Hope to hear from you soon!
Warmest wishes from sunny Florida,
The Orchid Care Lady