Growing temperatures

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by andy, 22 Feb 2008.

  1. andy

    andy Member

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    Location:
    Lewes, East Sussex
    I have a few plant cuttings that i've put into pots. They've gone into a small bare aquarium which has no heating. The water temp is around 10-15 deg C as the tank is in the conservatory.

    How long will the plants survive in those conditions ?. They have plenty of light but no heat and only potting compost for fertilizer.

    I might be able to get a heater next weekend if that would help.

    The plants are

    Hygro. Polysperma 'rosanervig'
    red spatterdock
    Sagittaria nantans
    Heteranthera zosterifolia
    Pogostemon helferi

    Any help would be most welcome

    Andy
     
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Location:
    Chicago, USA
    Hi Andy,
    Higher temperatures translate to higher growth rates. These are tropical plants so a 10-15 deg C water temperature may be OK from a survival standpoint, growth will not be as good. A heater would help in this regard.

    Cheers,
     

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