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Definition of desiccation

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Definition as written by Terry:

Drying out of plant tissue. Some broadleaf evergreens are particularly susceptible during cold winter months - see anti-desiccant for information on preventing this problem.

Definition as written by kdjoergensen:

Plants which are stored improperly risk desiccation, e.g. dehydration. Prolonged storage of lily bulbs for example, can cause desiccation at which time the bulbs dry out to the point of dying.

Definition as written by Gaardenier:

Dessication down to 4-5% relative humidity is necessary to long time seed preservation. Is mostly done with silica gel and before deepfreezing till about -23 degrees Celsius.


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