dying plants

From: Susan Farrington (sfarrington@ridgway.mobot.org)
Date: Tue Dec 21 1999 - 06:03:58 PST

Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 08:03:58 -0600
From: "Susan Farrington" <sfarrington@ridgway.mobot.org>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg4219$foo@default>
Subject: dying plants

That will be plenty of humidity, Amy. You probably don't even need
to mist the insides if the plastic mostly covers the top. You'd be
amazed how much higher the humidity will be in there compared to
the surrounding air. Sounds good.

> Tell me if you think this will help...
> I got two 10 gal. aquariums. They both had lids that were wooden frames
> with wire over them (they used to be used for keeping mice and hamsters).
> I put some plastic over the wire, to keep in humidity. I put all my
> plants in the two aquariums, and also moved them closer to the window to
> give them more light. I do NOT have them sitting in water, since I think
> that is some of the problem. I am misting the sides of the aquariums to
> build up humidity. Does this sound like it will create enough humidity?
> If not, what can I do to make it more humid? I sat my temp/humidity
> thermometer inside one of the tanks, and I am giving it time to register
> correctly. Then I will see what the temp and humidity is inside the
> tanks.

Susan Farrington
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis MO 63166-0299

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