Plants can dry out in the summer months as well. Dry air causes plants to transpire moisture much more rapidly than does humid air. Water in the leaves evaporates very quickly into air, causing the plant to lose moisture at a rapid rate. When leaves begin to lose water faster than the roots can absorb it - disaster strikes. It is an evil the plant inflicts on itself, in self defense. In order not to lose more water to the air, the plant will almost completely close its leaf pores. This slows down the flow of moisture from the plant effectively, but unfortunately it also reduces the intake of carbon dioxide. Without supplies of carbon dioxide, the cells begin to die and the plant looks tired and ill.
At Danny Tropicals, we highly recommend a weekly maintenance service. We are able to water, care and take corrective measures to save the interior plants during any periods of environmental stress.