Why you need to add a houseplant mister to your shelfie this weekend

They look great on a shelf and your houseplants will thank you

We love the look of a slightly imperfect display of trinkets, candles and photo frames on a shelf, as it always tells us something about its owner. Since we discovered the world of chic glass houseplant misters, we’ve been obsessed.

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Here’s why you need to add a mister - or atomiser - to your shelfie pronto.

pink wall with wooden wall shelf and plant pots

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Much like a vase, a pile of vintage books, or a decorative jar, a houseplant mister is simply a pleasing addition to your shelf. There’s something nostalgic about the fluted glass, bulbous design and angled metal spray dispenser.

It looks a little like something you might pick up at a car boot sale but in the best possible way. Not only do they look good, they're also highly functional.

A houseplant mister is indispensable for maintaining luscious foliage - particularly during the hot weather. Houseplants absorb water through their leaves as well as their roots.

pink glass mister for plants

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Just like us, plants can get dehydrated and sunburnt in a heatwave. If the weather's wreaking havoc with your sleep, check out our piece on how to keep a bedroom cool during hot weather.

These stylish accessories are a simple way for any plant lover to add character to their home, while helping our best house plants live their best life. We spoke to James Folger, founder of houseplant delivery company The Stem on why you need to mist your plants as the weather heats up.

First up, he reminds us that it’s crucial to keep plants hydrated during the longer, warmer days of summer. ‘Your plant will need more frequent watering - wilting, or curling leaves are a tell-tale sign of too little water,’ says James.

green wall with frames wooden desk with books and plant pots

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In hot weather, it’s all the more important to boost humidity, which your mister will help with. James says that bunching plants together and misting them regularly will help.

‘There are some very stylish misters out there at the moment that look great on display with your plants too,’ he comments. For more shelving ideas for any budget, take a look at our roundup.

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The glass misters are a great accessory for plant parents, while helping them to keep plants healthy. What's not to love?

Millie Hurst
Senior Content Editor

Millie Hurst was Senior Content Editor at Ideal Home from 2020-2022, and is now Section Editor at Homes & Gardens. Before stepping into the world of interiors, she worked as a Senior SEO Editor for News UK in both London and New York. You can usually find her looking up trending terms and finding real-life budget makeovers our readers love. Millie came up with the website's daily dupes article which gives readers ways to curate a stylish home for less.