Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Apollo Heat Mat - I Am New To This!

6 posts in this topic

Hello! I just got an Apollo heat mat (User knell introduced me to Apollo heat mats.) and it is a simple basic 10 dollar one I ordered from Amazon, it had great reviews. So, how exactly do I use this thing with the baggy method? I want to use the baggy and paper towel method, without growing mold, which almost always happens. How exactly should I go about this? And tips or advice on how to use heat mats for palms will be appreciated!

 

image.jpeg

image.jpeg

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Use mats with a thermostat, set at 30degrees Celsius and make sure they are raised above the mat cover with container, make sure moisture in bag is just damp, you don't need much moisture at all.

What you trying to germinate? 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have used another type for germinating seeds.  My suggestion is to have your own thermometer to correlate with the temperature setting.  Mine was actually 15 degrees warmer.  Cecile

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/3/2017, 8:33:40, palmad Merc said:

Use mats with a thermostat, set at 30degrees Celsius and make sure they are raised above the mat cover with container, make sure moisture in bag is just damp, you don't need much moisture at all.

What you trying to germinate? 

I am trying to germinate Sabal palmetto, Needle Palms, and Washingtonia robusta (they are sprouting quicker on the heating mat, even though they normally do that).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I need to get a thermostat or something for it. 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Similar Content

    • Coconuts In The Desert?
      By PalmTreeDude
      Is anyone in a desert region growing coconuts? If so how well do they do and do you have any pictures?
    • Any Sabal Palmetto In Europe?
      By PalmTreeDude
      Is anyone growing Sabal palmetto in Europe? If so, I would love to see some pictures!
    • Wild Sabal Palmetto at Myrtle Beach S.C. (Streetview)
      By PalmTreeDude
      The reason why I am posting this is because Myrtle Beach only has a sliver of the Sabal palmetto range, it extends about 1 - 4 miles in from the shore. Here are some I pass while driving to the hotel we stay at in North Myrtle Beach, these are growing naturally on the edge of the woods and you can see some planted Washingtonia robusta closer to the road. 
       


    • Key Thatch Palms Native to (more) Inland Homested FL?
      By PalmTreeDude
      I was watching a show and it was taking place in Homested, Florida, closer to the everglades. But in one of the shots I saw, of course, a bunch of Sabal palmetto, but in the corner was a key thatch palm. This got me wondering, are they native to more inland(y) places of South Florida? For all I know, the palm could have been planted. About where does their range stop? 
    • Needle Palm Getting There!
      By PalmTreeDude
      My little needle palm I germinated is growing well, but slowly!