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bottom heat

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noun Horticulture.
  1. heat artificially applied to a container in which plants are grown in order to induce their germination, rooting, or growth.
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Origin of bottom heat

First recorded in 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • It grows well in peat and loam, and is increased by seed or by cuttings of the young shoots in spring in bottom-heat.

    Gardening for the Million

    Alfred Pink

  • It requires to be grown in loam and peat, and may be increased by cuttings planted in sand, under glass, in a bottom-heat.

  • Cuttings of the young wood planted in sand, and having a bottom-heat, will strike.

  • Place them in a frame with bottom-heat, and water and syringe them moderately while they are growing.

  • It is generally budded on an orange or lemon tree and plunged in a bottom-heat.