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Winter window temp

Post  KevinC on Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:02 pm

I have a lot of my plants near windows as we all do I'm sure. My question is, during winter will the cold radiating in
be harmful to the tropicals? I have thermal windows however they are not the best. I keep the house rather cold during
the winter, thermostat set around 60 degrees f.

Another question, I had an old Ponytail Palm that I have cut the top off about 2 months in order to make it sprout.
Anyone know how long it takes to see new growth? still haven't seen a thing.

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Re: Winter window temp

Post  lordy on Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:32 pm

shouldn't be a problem unless it is regularly below 50 F in close proximity to the trees. 50 is when I begin to bring in my tropicals at night until it stays below that all day. I would imagine unless you are a reptile that your living space is well above 50 and your trees will survive. They may drop leaves, they may use less water, they may not thrive. They should survive.
In RE: Ponytail Palm: sorry, never had one, but if it is alive, just be patient. It may not have a lot of green to sustain and promote growth, so recovery might be painfully slow. But I would think it should regenerate after the haircut.

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Re: Winter window temp

Post  parabellum_9x19 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:56 pm

I suspect this may have a lot to do with the quality of your windows.

If they are high quality, noble gas filled, double pane windows with great insultion and sills that don't leak, you are probably fine. If they are not that great, I'd consider moving any plant that hates cold drafts (such as the Ficus B.) at least a few inches back from the glass, maybe more if your windows leak heat a lot.

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