MAINTAINING YOUR PLANTS:
It may sound strange,
but in some cultures, ventilation is critical. The plants use CO2
at daytime, and O2 at night time. At
the same time, they need to get rite of the evaporated water.
That said, it is not something the average hobbits should worry
about in the windowsill. It is more in commercial nurseries, where
plants are crammed together, and grow fast. The air is a great source
for carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, and again, the crammed-together plants
need some fresh supply.
Dry air is sometime desired, as
many of our desert dwellers are build for low humidity, and can suffer
from moisture. They can more easily be attacked by fungus, and have a
hard time getting rite of the water they have sucked up, and drained for
nutrition. A fresh breeze can accomplice dry air.
Another effect is more
unknown, but recognised: The "fattening" of the plants. Plants in the
wild tend to be more fat build, and wind is one of the factors, that does
that. To stiffen themselves, and fight the wind, they grow low and fat.
Some nurseries have developed a brilliant way to accomplice that: They
have heavy plastic hang on the watering boom, and let them pass over/through
the roses several times a day. That way, they get more bulky roses, than
by using chemicals, and almost costless.
So I can recommend the average hobbits to pad his plant several
times a day! Well, unless you are into cacti....