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Measure temperature to optimize living conditions of your plants

Why do plants need a certain temperature to grow, especially house plants?

The temperature must be above a certain amount, which is different for different plants, because all living things are basically a lot of chemicals and these chemicals react with one another to produce growth or movement. Chemical reactions are slower at lower temperatures and may stop altogether if the temperature drops too low. In general plants need temperature above 100C. Temperature affects directly the plant’s ability to grow, so it’s important to monitor temperature outside, in your greenhouse or inside your house.

Controlling ambient temperature for house plants is a must for healthy growth

Controlling temperature for house plants Almost all house plants come from tropical and subtropical climates with temperatures very much like those in our homes. A daytime temperature range of anywhere from 18° to 24°C is just perfect for them, and most plants have no trouble tolerating occasional summertime highs of up to 32°C. Generally speaking, indoor temperatures that you find acceptable will also be just fine for healthy growth of your house plants. Even tropical plants like cooler air at night than during the day. As a result, healthier growth will be seen if temperatures drop 5° to 3° to 5°C at night. Night temperatures naturally drop indoors, especially near windows, but you can also turn the thermostat down at night to accentuate the change. Long periods of extreme heat can be harmful to house plants. You can increase ventilation through screened windows or a fan. Air conditioning will also help bring temperatures down to acceptable levels, but house plants should not be put directly in the path of cold drafts. Since humidity is removed from the air through air conditioning, some means of increasing humidity may be necessary, especially in dry climates.

You can easily measure temperature indoors and outdoors with the following products:

Measure pH in soil - measures light intensity, pH level, humidity, temperature

Wireless soil moisture station - displays soil moisture level and temperature


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