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BonsaiEngineer1493

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Room temperature
« on: December 09, 2013, 12:25 AM »
I have all my indoor trees on a windowsill. The temperature at the windowsill has a low of 55 F. What kind of heat source should I apply to increase the temperature. For example heating pads, mini heater, heat lamp and so on.
 

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Re: Room temperature
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 12:47 PM »
I keep citrus and ficus there with nothing.

A light off at night will cause possible unnecessary temp fluctuation.

Sealing gaps and a small fan should circulate enough warm air.

If not. I would go with ceramic heat, like for reptiles, or anything that doesn't blow dry.

Good luck!

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ortizdhs

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Re: Room temperature
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 05:01 PM »
I agree with Sorce, a Ficus will be ok there, as they can stand up to 41 degrees F (pushing it). I have one (Nerifolia or Salicifolia depending were are you from) in a window doing good. What I do make sure is to spray it with a bottler water everyday. I don't use any organic matter in mix soil mix though. I only use pumice, lava rock and 1/8 river gravel.
 

BonsaiEngineer1493

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Re: Room temperature
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2013, 11:37 PM »
I have my Brazilian rain tree and bougainvillea in the same location too