How does a pebble tray work?
Regarding this, what's a pebble tray?
A pebble tray or pebble saucer is a simple, easy-to-make gardening tool used mostly for indoor plants. Any low dish or tray can be used along with water and pebbles or gravel to create a humid local area for plants that need a little moisture.
- Group your plants. Plants release moisture through their leaves in a process called transpiration.
- Put the plants in trays with pebbles. This is a popular way to raise humidity immediately around your plants.
- Mist your plants.
- Use a humidifier.
- Use a terrarium.
Keeping this in consideration, what does a humidity tray do?
A humidity tray is a shallow dish of pebbles and water that a bonsai tree sits on top of. Water can wick up through the base of the pot keeping it perpetually wet. When the water in the tray evaporates, it increases the humidity of the area immediately around the tree.
As humidifiers, pebble trays don't work well, but they are great decorative features for pots and excellent at separating roots from standing water. The real solution to avoiding brown foliage and flowers has less to do with humid air and more to do with well-functioning root systems.