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How low can houseplants go?

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Debbie13-Dec-06 02:32 PM EST 4b   
Lynne Friedman25-Jan-07 09:52 PM EST   

Subject: How low can houseplants go?
From: Debbie
Zone: 4b
Date: 13-Dec-06 02:32 PM EST

Hi, I have a weekend house and I would like to save energy during the winter (and money!) by turning the furnace down during the week when I'm not there. I have lots of plants, typical houseplants like peace lily, defenbachia, jade plant, etc. as well as a few phaleonopsis orchids. How low can I set the temperature in the house without killing my plants?

Subject: RE: How low can houseplants go?
From: Lynne Friedman
Date: 25-Jan-07 09:52 PM EST

When I go away, I usually leave the temperature on at 12 degrees C. Nothing has ever happened to my plants, including the phaleonopsis orchids. I have not done this week after week, with the temperature rising, I presume, when you are there over the weekends. Still, I think that 12 C should be fine.

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