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Old 02-02-2020, 12:22 PM
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Would a "human" heating pad set on low work as a seed heating pad. I moved a table in a corner about 5 feet from a forced air heater, use a cool humidifier, and the area is higher than 70* F most 24/7. I am assuming that is enough heat for all my phals, 5 blooming with 7 or more non bloomers
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Would a "human" heating pad set on low work as a seed heating pad. I moved a table in a corner about 5 feet from a forced air heater, use a cool humidifier, and the area is higher than 70* F most 24/7. I am assuming that is enough heat for all my phals, 5 blooming with 7 or more non bloomers
Moisture is the enemy here... human heating pads are not designed to get wet, and water and electricity don't play nicely together. 70 deg F is fine for the Phals, a bit cooler at night is OK too (they'll put up with down to 60 deg F at night thought they would rather not) If you think you really need additional heat (I don't see that as a problem), a seedling heat mat is waterproof... you can find them on Amazon.
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Lows in the 60s are fine for traditional culture (bark, moss, etc.) but if you’re trying to grow them semi-hydroponically evaporative cooling will make the temperature even lower and the roots won’t be happy.
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Just reread the answers to my questions. thanks.
I think I have solved the problem of having them in S/H. The ones that need a bit more warmth, I place on a brick shelf near my heater that is always warm but not too warm in the winter. Not sure what I will do in the summer.
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