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Hello to all,
I have a few plumeria cuttings in 5 gallon pots. I wanted to give them a little bottom heat to speed up the rooting process for maybe two weeks. I was thinking of useing my Sun Beam heating pad on low. I just don't think a seedling mat will raise the temp of the soil to be of any use. What do you think?
That is kind of my point. The heating pad would be outside on the concrete with the pots on top of it. I would not turn it off. My thinking is to use it as a seedling mat but for rooting. I think the auto shut off is a good feature. Turn them on and walk away. Mine doesn't have a shut off.
KayJones.. I am happy I am not alone. I think a low setting with a towel under the pot should work well. When I came home this past summer and put my finder in the soil to see if the potted plants need water I was amazed at how hot the soil was. It had to be about 75-80 degrees. I mean hot!