Humidi-Grow™ humidity trays were originally designed by Arthur Hasselbach, Sr. to help in his love of growing all things, especially his prized Orchids. Art Sr was always looking for ways to grow better Orchids. Knowing better humidity meant healthier and stronger plants, he came up with a novel idea at the time on how to grow better Orchids. Along with his close friend Walter Off (Waldor Orchids), they designed the first tray, now known as the HT-101. Art and Walter soon realized that others loved the humidity trays and the could make these to sell to other orchid lovers. From that first HT-101 tray, eventually 6 different models of trays were designed to meet a variety of needs including Orchids, African Violets, Bonsai Trees, Cacti and as well as most household plants.
His sons, Arthur Jr and Steve, made his trays a reality when they manufactured the first trays from their plastics company called CMI Plastics, Inc. The Humidi-Grow™ brand was moved to the Beta Crafts, Inc. parent when CMI was moved to North Carolina. The Humidi-Grow™ trays have been produced in Cranbury, NJ continually by the Hasselbach family since approximately 1987.
The picture to the right or above is an actual picture of my grandfather's prized orchids used in some of the original promotional materials.
Beta Crafts' Humidi-Grow™ trays have been helping growers for over 30 years. The Humidi-Grow™ brand is a family product.
Carol and Art decided to "retire" in 2019 and they passed the business to their daughter Michelle and her husband Steve. We had to move from our beloved Cranbury, NJ home when the property sold but we have found a new home in Northeast Philadelphia to continue serving you, our customers. While Carol and Art have retired, you can still find them at our Global Road location helping out from time to time.