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By MaxVft
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Hello all,

I will be moving all my indoor plants to my garage which isn't insulated. It will get around 40 degrees in there this winter and I will line the grow box with aluminum foil and keep the light partially closer in order to retain heat.

But just a quick question, would I also need an adjustable seedling heat pad in there (even though there are no seedlings)? Not sure if there are any alternatives and I don't wanna spend 30 bucks to keep my plants warm for the next few months.

If there are alternatives though, I'd love to know. All opinions/ replies are greatly appreciated.
Thanks and happy growing,
Max
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By ChefDean
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By indoor plants, I'm assuming you mean carnivorous plants and not houseplants. Are they temperates? Do they need a dormancy? If they need a dormancy, no heat mat, no light necessary even. You want them to stay cool to stay asleep. 40°F is perfect.
If they don't need a dormancy, leave them where they are, don't put them in the garage.
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By MaxVft
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ChefDean wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:23 am By indoor plants, I'm assuming you mean carnivorous plants and not houseplants. Are they temperates? Do they need a dormancy? If they need a dormancy, no heat mat, no light necessary even. You want them to stay cool to stay asleep. 40°F is perfect.
If they don't need a dormancy, leave them where they are, don't put them in the garage.
Oops, forgot about this thread...

They are tropical CPs. My temperates are currently asleep outside.
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By Sarracenia2004
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also if you are growing capensis, you might be able to grow them outside if your temps are above 35 degrees. They will form hybernaculums.
see: http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/Dros ... ensis.html,
"Dormancy requirements: None required. Can be grown year-round if given subtropical conditions year-round (ie. grown indoors during the cold months). I recommend using the tray method. D. capensis will form a hibernacula (see picture to the left) if consistently subjected to temperatures around 35-38 degrees F or less. Growth will resume when temperatures rise to 40 degrees F again. If temperatures briefly drop below freezing, or if the media dries out completely in the warmer months, the vegetative growth above the ground will die. However, never give up on your plant- Drosera capensis frequently comes back from the roots once provided with favorable conditions again! Very hard to permanently kill once established." - david flocken, growsundews.com


Heres another good heating mat ive purchased before: https://www.amazon.com/BN-LINK-Durable- ... 36406&th=1
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