When it comes to the best humidifiers for indoor plants, we looked for models that were compact (narrow enough to fit on a shelf) and easy to clean. Most of these models are on the small side . . . but some are smaller than others.
How easy or difficult to clean a humidifier is easily a deal breaker for a good plant humidifier—when you use tap water, minerals and detritus can collect in the tank and humidifier body. We looked for models with a wide tank opening (to get your hand inside to clean) and designs that didn’t have many cracks and cervices where dirt can hide.
After trying out several models and researching a dozen more, we decided Raydrop’s Cool Mist Humidifier is the easiest to clean humidifier for indoor plants. This excellent humidifier is super easy to use . . . and we loved the tall, slender profile (which fits nicely on a plant shelf). Here’s more:
What We Liked
• No filter to replace.
• Easy to fill.
• Easy to clean.
• Looks nice.
• Narrow profile fits nicely on desk or plant shelf.
• Lasts about 8 hours on high setting.
• Auto shut-off.
• 1.7 liter tank.
What Needs Work
• Cord could be longer.
• Can’t see the water level in tank.
• Not recommended for essential oils. If you want to add essential oils to your humidifier, some models are designed for that. This isn’t one of them!