Humidity helping desert plants and flowers

Krista Hostetler

Humidity helping desert plants and flowers

CREATED Jul. 20, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Normally around this time of year, we're used to seeing plants dry up from the scorching heat. But that's not the case now.

Many plants and flowers have sprouted, and residents can thank the humidity for that.

Experts said the moisture in the air is allowing plants to push out.

"The leaf surfaces can actually get enough moisture pumped up from the roots to actually cool off, and be able to promote new growth," said Paul Noe, Star Nursery.

Experts said if your plants dry up, the best thing to do is water the root and not the leaf itself.